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watched the first inauguration back in 2008. >> my mom was one of them. she had a blast. thank you so much for being with us. we'll be back at 7:25. have a great day. >> see you tomorrow. good morning. controversial pick. president obama sets to nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense, a decision that is critics on both the left and the right. this morning, retired general stanley mccrystal weighs in, in a live interview. his first since he resigned amid controversy of his own. alabama high school student is under arrest prepared for an attack against fellow students. a teacher uncovering the alleged plan in a notebook left in class. it was found at the suspect's home that has police even more worried. and a father's concern. prince charles opens up about
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his son, harry's service in afghanistan. >> i worry every time. >> and he looks ahead to life as a grandfather "today," monday, january 7th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with is savannah guthrie live rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, al roker and natalie morales. the gang is back together in a long time for a really long time. >> not since last year. >> that old thing? >> i've never heard that. >> two, three weeks, though. really. everybody have nice trips? >> yeah. >> reporter: only natalie got slightly injured. >> little skiing accident. >> you should see the other guy. >> that's a good one.
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anybody caught home with the flu, perhaps? >> not good. >> a lot of people do. cases are very widespread, in 41 states now. coming up, why doctors expect it to get even worse in the days and weeks ahead. a criminal case has rocked a small town out in ohio. two high school football players were accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student and some say police are not arresting others to protect the school's beloved football program. and a case in florida that speaks to the power of forgiveness. a woman was shot and killed by her fiance. her parents forgave her killer and even helped him get a lighter sentence. they'll share their story, coming um. a battle is brewing over the president's pick for secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel. chuck todd is nbc's political correspondent. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. two members of his national
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security team today, new cia director and, of course, a new secretary of defense. john brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser in the west wing. it's actually a post brennan has wanted for years and now is going to get it. as for defense, this is the third time the president has had to fill an opening at the pentagon. for the second time, his choice is a republican. this time it's former senator chuck hagel, which is already touching off a big political fight. before chuck hagel can take over at the pentagon, he must be confirmed by the senate and he's already facing an uphill battle. even though democrats control the senate, nbc news has learn ed as many as 10 democratic senators could vote against hagel. public publicly, leading democrats have not expressed much support. >> i would have to study his record. >> as a republican, he may find support from his old republican colleagues to come by. >> there will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel, but
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he will be treated fairly. >> reporter: he became known as a thorn in the side of republicans turning against the iraq war in 2007. >> most divisive since vietnam. >> i have served with chuck hagel. i know him. he is a patriot. >> reporter: after once referring to certain proisraeli groups as a, quote, jewish-lami. >> this is an in your face nomination from the president to those of us who are supportive of israel. >> reporter: openly gay nominee who chuck hagel called openly grifsly gay. and barney frank, who may end up as a temporary senator during the confirmation hearings says i
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cannot think of any other minority group in the u.s. today where such a negative statement in 1998 would not be an obstacle. a defense secretary who wore the uniform and who will be comfortable standing up to the generals. and debate with those generals over afghanistan troop levels became quite contentious in 2010. in a new book, the president's former afghanistan commander, general stanley mcchrystal noted what he called the emergence of an unfortunate deficit of trust between the white house and the department of defense. the president will make these nominations formal after lunch today, matt. initial choice for cia before he actually even took the oath of office, but a lot of groups on the left were upset with brennan's positions on torture at the time. those are things that brennan has since cleared up. matt? >> chuck todd in washington this morning. thank you very much. retired general stanley
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mcchrystal was the top commander in afghanistan three years ago. he resigned after a controversial profile in "rolling stone" magazine where he and his advisers were quoted making some disparaging remarks about the president. now he is breaking his silence about that and other things in his memoir called "my share of the task." general, always good to see you. nice having you here. >> thanks, matt. >> chuck hagel, is he qualified for secretary of defense? >> let me first hijack the the show and wish my wife, annie, happy birthday. >> good move. >> i think senator hagel has the experience. he certainly has the quality as a person. the real matter is whether the president has that level of trust. >> outspoken stance against the war in iraq, comments about israel and israel's influence over congress, are those disqualifiers? >> i don't think so. you have to predict the future.
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they're going to face very complex problems which we can't predict. that level of trust and relationship between those people and with other members of the cabinet are the most important. >> not to put you on the spot, is there another name that jumps out? is there someone that you would have turned to immediately that you would vote for? >> no. >> okay. just thought i would try it. you have a quote in your memoir, as you were dealing with the situation in afghanistan there was an emergence of an ununfortunate deficit of trust between the white house and the department of defense. was that distrust a two-way street? >> yes. i outline in a fair amount of detail, it's about leadership. that's what i'm passionate about. building trust takes time. and it's the essential ingredient of ever solving difficult things, whether it's a marriage, educating kids, fighting a war. you have to build trust between people and organizations. >> did you distrust the people at the white house? did you distrust key members of the obama administration when it came to their policy in dealing
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with afghanistan? >> i think what's most important is we spent a lot of timesharing information to try to build trust. trust kochl comes with time, wi cooperation and with compromise. i think that's what we worked through. >> with all due respect, you didn't answer my question. did you distrust key members of the administration in with respect to their handling of the war in afghanistan? >> yeah. i still believe that the most important thing we can do is build that trust. over time that's -- >> you're being a good soldier he here. i want to take you back to the "rolling stone" magazine that led to your resignation from your post. there were several demeaning comments attributed to your staff members and even to you. was that article accurate? was that the way you and your staff members felt about those people? >> it's interesting. in my book i outline that in about a page and a half in a 400-page book because that's the level of its importance.
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there was a lot of things in leadership i dealt with. what i would say is most important is the positive things. i don't think we need another book where we are finger pointing. >> were the quotes in that "rolling stone" article that were attributed to your staff members and you accurate? otherwise you should be coming out against "rolling stone" magazine. were they accurate? >> the most important thing is that's past. i accepted responsibility. i was in command. and as you're in command you're responsible for everything bad that happens and everything good and i respect that. >> of the president, one of your staff members said this about your first meeting with him where they said he didn't seem to be very engaged. the boss was pretty disappointed. one staffer called him a clown. on the american ambassador to afghanistan, carl ikenberry, you were attributed saying he wanted to cover his flank for the history books because he >> well, as i outlined in the book, i try 0 to get into the big picture.
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and so what i tried to do was show the holistic relationship with people and in general it was very good. >> the last meeting you had with the president when he accepted your resignation, did he demand it or simply accept it? >> i walked into the room with the resignation in my pocket. i offered the president my resignation, but i said i would do whatever was best for the mission. >> was there part of you that wanted him not to accept it? did you want to stay in the job? >> i wanted to stay in the job but i wanted to do what was best for the mission. i felt whatever the president felt was best for the mission was what i needed to do. so i was happy to go with whatever decision -- >> let me be a fly on the wall. was he furious about what had come out in that "rolling stone" magazine? did he express his displeasure with you? >> what was said between the president and i in the oval office really needs to be between us. it was very professional. we had a good relationship before that and i think we still have a good relationship. >> he said this, war is bigger than any one man or woman, whether a private, a jep, or a president. and as difficult as it is to
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lose general mcchrystal i believe it's the right strategy for our national security. the conduct represented in the recently published article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general. it undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system. do you agree with that? >> the president's statement that war is bigger than any single individual is absolutely correct. so when i accepted responsibility, i felt it was important that i do what, as a commander, is best for the mission at that time. i'm very comfortable with that. >> you said this, this is your quote. the best leaders are genuine and walk a fine line between self-can confidence and humility. when you graduated from west point you wondered if you would turn out to be the kind of military leader that you admired. did you? >> i think you work on that every day. i think there are days when i did very well and there are days when i didn't. but the key is on the days when you didn't, don't let that become the new standard. push yourself back up to where you know you ought to be every single time. >> any regrets?
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>> not really. >> general stanley mcchrystal, general, it's nice to see you. >> thank you, matt. >> the book is called "my share of the task." natalie is back over at the news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning again, matt. good morning, everyone. in the news this morning an alabama high school teacher that is thwarted what officials say could have been a terrorist bomb plot. the teach er tipped off police after finding 17-year-old derek's journal in the classr m classroom. officials say they found improvised explosives in tobacco tips in his house. he identifies as a white supremacist and wanted to harm his fellow students. he says his writings are fiction. the obama administration is working on tough new legislation in the wyche of recent shootage rampages. peter alexander is at the white house with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you.
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gun violence task force, formed in the wake of the awful shootings at newtown is expected to put out its recommendations and could include more than just a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. in aurora, colorado, still reeling from last year's theater massacre, another deadly attack this weekend. authorities say a gunman killed three people in a home before firing at police. >> the suspect has been hit and is pronounced dead. >> reporter: more long lines at gun shows but in newtown, less than a month after the school shootings there, the decision to hold a gun collector show this weekend was met with mixed opinions. >> it seems insensitive to have the event continue. >> i believe they should have the gun show. >> reporter: in addition to an assault weapons ban and crackdown on high-capacity clips, "the washington post" reports vice president biden's gun task force could include recommendationses for a national database to track the movement and sale of guns.
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stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors and stronger mental health and background checks. >> i think the more constructive conversation is going to be around background checks and what we can do to keep the guns out of the hands of dangerous people. >> reporter: on "meet the press" sunday mitch mcconnell said for now the gun issue will likely be on the back burner. >> plenty of time to take a look at their recommendations once they come forward. what will dominate washington for the next three months here will be spending and debt. >> reporter: and the white house reportedly is developing strategies, natalie, to go around the nra, national rifle association, that has opposed similar proposals in the past. >> peter at the white house. thanks so much, peter. a hearing for the colorado movie theater suspect holmes may be the closest thing to a trial that the victims and their families get to see. he allegedly opened fire on moviegoers back in july. legal experts say because the
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evidence against him is so strong, holmes may take a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. the president has signed into law a bill providing nearly $10 billion to victims of superstorm sandy. the new law ramps up fema's borrowing authority so that 100,000 flood claims won't be delayed. another $51 billion in aid will be voted on later this month. a lot of news to report this morning from a world of sports. the 113-day nhl dispute has been settled and players could head back to the ice in the next few weeks. meanwhile, the nfl playoffs are off to a wild start as the washington redskins lost quarterback robert griffin iii to a knee injury, costing them the game against the seattle seahawks. and linebacker ray lewis went out on top, taking the vikings to victory in the final home game before retiring. he has the dance and all. tonight, alabama and notre dame face off in the bcs championship game in miami. it's now 7:15.
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back to matt, savannah and al. could be a new dance craze. >> he has been doing that one for a while. who do we like in the game tonight? >> i don't know. i'm going to be neutral officially. real courageous. >> i think alabama is going to win. i do. >> notre dame? >> i just like the little leprechaun, like regis philbin, you know? >> it should be a great game. >> mr. roker, what have you got? >> snow back to the interior mountains, winter storm warnings and watches and weather advisories in effect. along the coast as we move to the south, cold. upper level low. look at the snowfall amounts there. we're talking anywhere from six to 12 inches of snow, four inches of rain possible. then to the south, cold core. this upper low will be bringing in a lot of wind to southern california. windy conditions with wind advisories. and that system will be bringing heavy rain later this week into the south. we'll get to your local forecast. first, this message. et to your
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mateo. as we head throughout the day, we're headed toward the 60s. that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. flu season is getting worse weeks before its usual peak. cases are now widespread in more than two-thirds of the country. here is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: preschool teacher ashley caldwell has been downright miserable. trying to see a doctor in the middle of a flu outbreak? not easy. >> it was a three-hour wait there. i thought it would be a little while but not that long. >> reporter: in crosses, 22-year-old lisa ingrid has been in bed with the flu talking via skype. >> i ended up having 103.8 degree fever. >> reporter: already in every state across the country, thousands of people have been affected with 31 states hit the ha hardest. one of the earliest and worse flu seasons in years. >> this season follows the pattern of other seasons, we can expect 5% to 20% of the
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population to contract the flu this year. >> reporter: in some cases the flu can be deadly. in texas, 17-year-old high school senior matt shwolert died after the flu turned into pneumonia and then a deadly staph infection. it can start one to four days after exposure. fever or chills, cough, sore throat and runny nose, muscle aches, headaches and in some cases diarrhea and vomiting. 200,000 people are hospitalized every year with the flu. the most vulnerable are the elderly and very young and researchers believe the flu spreads more easily in the year, allowing the virus to stay in the air longer. >> wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands and stay home if you're sick. >> reporter: ashley doesn't have the flu, it looks like she has whooping cough, the worst in 60 years.
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she'll be out of the classroom for at least a week. >> well, i just learned that three of my colleagues here do not have their flu shots, is that true? >> that's right, matt. that's right. >> natalie, no? >> not yet, no. >> never had a flu shot? >> never took the flu shot. >> are you worried that you're -- >> no, i took my flu shot. >> we're brewing a new -- in savannah. >> that's right. i know. >> typhoid savannah. >> they give them right up on the seventh floor. >> i'm sure you're first in line every year. >> you have to be taller than me to get a flu shot. >> my dvr. >> downtown abbey. >> do you think it's like a ladies' show? >> you should. >> i hear good things about it.
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burn her. >> police say oliver is 5'10", 155 pounds and has a haircut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head and a fish design on the other. right now let's get a check on your monday morning forecast. for that we'll say good morning to christina loren. >> good morning to you, jon. good morning to you at home. a cold start to the day. also that thick fog is back. fog is at the thickest point. by 9:00, moderate fog across the greater bay area. between 9:00 and 11:00, sunshine will warm us up nicely today into the 60s. 62 in livermore. 62 for gilroy. 61 right here in san jose. we do have changes ahead. not until wednesday. temperatures are going to drop off significantly into the mid 50s and we'll bring you showers as we head into sunday. let's talk to mike about your rush hour drive. fog in typical spots. look here in the south bay you have warned them about that unusual for the south bay.
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here's low clouds and some fog here for 101 at 680. the map shows you slowing here at north 101 also north 280 and 85 all in that zone where orange is where low clouds might be fog and might be affecting your visibility. northbound commute kicking in harder than it has for the last couple of weeks. south 880 an issue. accide southbound out of hayward kicks in and same for south 680 and coming out of the tri-valley area. more fog and slowing through the area. back to you. >> all right. another local news update for you one half hour from now. see you then. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ]
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back now at 7:30 on this monday morning, the 7th of jay january, 2013. this is a wildlife photographer's hair-raising encounter with a polar bear that happened in the arctic. the man inside that enclosure said it was the most frightened he had ever been. you can actually hear his heartbeating. i'm sav annah guthrie along wit matt lauer. >> is that enclosure not on wheels? there are not treads that you can gun the gas to get out of there? >> i'm sure he was weighing all his options in those moments. having trouble in your new
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year's resolution to lose weight already? dr. oz has come to the rescue this morning with his new approach to dieting. he always has good information. we'll check in with him in a couple of moments. >> he claims it's fun. we'll see about that. parents of a 19-year-old girl decided to forgive her killer. that man was her fiance and even lived with the family at the time. it really speaks to the power of forgiveness. and prince charles speaks about his son, harry, serving overseas and his worries about his safety and also his concern for his future grandchildren. mystery over the young man in this photo of diana before she was a princess. that mystery has now been solved. we'll fill you in. first an alleged crime that has rocked a small town and is making national headlines now. two high school football players in steubenville, ohio, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl. ron allen is there with the story this morning.
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ron, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. this is a very emotional time in this town of some 18,000 people where high school football is a very big deal. two members of the team have been arrested and charged but some think that there's a small town cover-up to protect the football program and other students that may have been involved in the alleged incident. that's why there's growing, passionate calls for more arrests hundreds of protesters descended on steubenville, demanding justice for a 16-year-old girl allegedly raped by two football players. >> they knew she was drunk. >> reporter: named publicly in court, faces concealed because they're also 16, have plead not guilty and are scheduled to stand trial next month. that doesn't satisfy the crowd. >> there was more than two kids involved. the kids that have money in this town have not been arrested.
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>> reporter: the case is exploding on social media. images proporting to show the defendants carrying the alleged victim unconscious the night in question. and video showing teenagers making fun of the girl, released by online activists, including the group anonymous, most known for hacking government websites to expose what it sees as wrongdoing. it accuses the town of turning a blind eye to other athletes allegedly involved to protect the town's beloved football team. the big red, perennial state powerhouse and reason for tremendous pride in a community hit by economic decline. police say even though the behavior seen online is offensive, only two young men actually committed a crime. >> people can say whatever they want on an internet. to take anything to a court of law you have to have evidence. >> reporter: the town has even created a website, steubenville facts, to rebuff false accusations on the internet. but prosecutors brought in from out of town because everyone here is so connected or devoted
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to high school football, the investigation continues. >> it's well along but it's not concluded and it is active and it's ongoing. >> reporter: defense attorney walter matheson says he wants to move the case away from here to give his client a fair trial. >> what we have in this county is a legal lynching. and i can't stand for that on my watch. >> reporter: but the alleged victim's family as well as activists online and in the streets, are determined to hold anyone involved accountable. some activists are threatening cyber attacks, hacking into the personal information of people they think should be charged with a crime. local officials here say they're trying to do what they can to protect the town from those types of attacks. the trial of the two young football players is scheduled to start in about six weeks time. savannah? >> ron allen in steubenville, ohio, this morning. thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al roker.
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>> matt, thank you so much. temperatures are in the 30s. but there's a look at where it's awfully cold. upstate new york and new england. caribou, maine, 7 degrees below zero. greenville, 5 degrees. 15 in platsburg. january thaw, if you will. monday, 30s in chicago. minneapolis by tuesday. you can see those temperatures popping up into the 30s and 50s. moving to wednesday, new york almost near 50 degrees. denver at 51. thursday yoour you' thursday you'll see those temperatures pop up again. 51 in d.c. by friday, looking at temperatures 7:35. first monday of the week, temperatures are looking chilly to start. we have patchy fog out there. a live look at san francisco addition to low clouds you'll find high and mid level clouds throughout the day today. a mix of sun and clouds and
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temps in the 60s. 62 for livermore. 61 in san francisco. 61 degrees not too bad out there in santa cruz today. as we head through tuesday into wednesday, changes on the way. temperatures will drop. we'll increase clouds. hold off on showers until sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thanks, al. new season of downton abbey premiered last night. for devoted fans, like savannah, it couldn't have come soon enough. andrea canning has this story. >> this is why i love savannah. we need to get you on board, matt. >> i'm there. >> produced by nbc universal is now popular in 200 countries. based on the buzz here in the states it's only growing in popularit popularity. it's a sophisticated soap opera set in the 1920s, english countryside that's become a modern day must-see hit around
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the world. >> it means that deep down -- >> reporter: this is downton abse abbey, following the lavish lives of bluebloods and their counterparts, living under this estate, four times the size of new york's central park. >> if any of you want to explore downton abbey, here's your chance. >> in the 40-year history of pbs' masterpiece theater. >> it really started as something that had a cult following but the audience has grown to be so big that it's nothing shorter than a phenomenon. >> reporter: it's not just the states. downton abbey is the most watched drama in denmark and singapore and brazil. it's popular in israel, ice land and even crumpets to china.
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>> a lot of sex, romance, some death and good old-fashioned backstabbing will really connect with an audience. >> reporter: the excitement in the u.s. extends beyond just turning on the tv. from a spike in vintage dress sales to elaborate viewing parties complete with skoen scod hats. why a party? >> it makes you want to celebrate, seeing all the gorgeous sets and costume designs makes people want to do that in their own home. >> reporter: with season three off to a strong start, downton shows no signs of slowing down. >> certainly the highest popularity it's ever been right now. but i don't think it's reached its peak. there's no saying just how big the show still can get. >> reporter: thousands are now flocking to tour the castle where downton abbey is filmed and the demand for butlers has
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back now at 7:43. we are just one week into the new year. some of you may be thinking about giving up your resolution to lose weight. how do you make dieting easier and more fun? dr. mehmet oz, host of the dr. oz show, is here. >> this year we're bringing alive mr. fat pants. this is his busy season. >> i know ms. fat pants. >> miss stretch wear. there they are right there. to get folks to realize they don't have to beat themselves up. there are simple, easy things to do, even in the busy time of
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year, which it is for mr. fat pants, to get you back to the weight you want. >> i love that we have chocolate and donuts here. shed weight with food confusion. >> body builders have taught us that you can use muscle c confusion to build up bigger biceps. it basically means cross train. it works with food also. >> really? >> a lot of folks will do the same exact diet plan every day. you don't want to do that. every third day, eat some simple carbohydrates, foods that maybe aren't good for. >> is that where my donut comes in? >> you don't want to gup the whole donut down but take a piece of it or someone else's. big glass of water. wash the taste away. the reason that's important, little bit of sugar -- chocolate is a better option because it has flavenoids in it. you burn away calories more rapidly. >> don't eat the whole donut. >> the first bite is the best bite. the second bite a little less tasty, the third bite a lot less
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tasty. after a bite or two, get rid of that by washing it away. >> avoid food addiction. >> a lot of people think that growling stomach, headaches, lightheadedness, that's all hunger. it's not. it's a withdrawal sign from foods you shouldn't have been eating. i put two classic examples of this. classic hunger is in the belly. true hunger is up in the chest and head area. >> really? >> next time you think you're hungry and don't have a little discomfort in your chest or neck, it's not true hunger. that aching will go away and true hunger will come later. >> you could literally get addicted to foods like this? >> no question that things, like wheat products, are very addictive. they don't understand how thin people stay thin. they stay thin by avoiding foods that are addictive.
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>> tell us about this plan. >> it's the best experts in the world. who is better than the best trainers in the world? the ones on "the biggest loser." they brought me the 4-3-2-1 plan. four servings a day of fruits and vegetables. i particularly added pomegranaten to the list. it's in season right now. open the pomegranate under water. you can freeze them as well. squash is a great replacement for potatoes. food that will fill you up, bring you nutrients to your body that you need. three servings of protein. beans have low glycemic index. have eggs for breakfast. you won't be hungry the rest of the day. >> note to self. >> note to self. lots of fiber will keep you satiated. everyone out there ought to try in their salads from now on cashew oil. >> just a small handful.
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that's the trick to those. >> you can make oils from these which are lot less fattening. salad is fine but you put a whole bumplg of junk nch of jun >> we'll check your website. and prince charles about his future grandchildren. and the mystery man in this photo with diana has been revealed. what's that? oooh.
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we are back now at 7:49. prince charles recently open ed up to a british television show about his feelings as a father and a soon to be grandfather. nbc's michelle kosinski is at buckingham palace. good to see you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. prince charles has made his life work campaigning for the environment. he says becoming a grandparent just makes that more important. he also says he worries every night because his sons don't just honor the military, they serve in it. in a rare interview, prince charles says he feels he will have to answer to his royal grandchild on the state of the environment. >> you are soon to be a grandfather for the first time, so many congratulations.
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>> i don't want to be confronted by my future grandchild, why didn't you do something? it makes it even more obvious to try to make sure that we leave them something that isn't a total -- >> reporter: environmental causes, something he shared with his children, growing organic vegetables on his farm and recently had an endangered frog named after him. >> we present you with a frog. >> reporter: but prince charles heir to the throne is also a military parent. immediate worry is prince harry serving as an apache helicopter pilot in afghanistan. in september his base was attacked by the taliban. it's his second tour of duty. >> if you are a parent or, you know, relation and the person is away like that in these incredibly dangerous and challenging things, i know you worry all the time.
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certainly every night, i worry. but, you know, he loves doing what he's doing. he's brilliant at it. keep his head down and protecting our troops on the ground. i constantly meet the families of those who have lost their sons or husbands or brothers or sisters. i have some understanding, at least, of what they go through. >> reporter: prince william has also been back at works a rescue helicopter pilot. even on new year's eve and new year's day, risking his own life to save other people. matt? >> all right. mi michelle kosinski at buckingham palace today. michelle, thank you. by the way, we're learning mo r about that never-before-seen photo of diana on friday. >> this was taken before her marriage to prince charles and was marked "not to be published." a lot of people wondered about the man in the picture. adam russell.
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they were on a ski trip and both diana and adam were recovering from injuries on the slope. >> he's a deer farmer. so i guess he made a few bucks off this. >> eye saw him making a note. now i know why. >> because it says "not to be publi published." always entertaining betty white live in our studio. >> after a check of your local news and weather. ♪ ♪
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it is 7:56. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. just about every driver in the bay area will be watching closely as a marin county man challenges the rules of the road in court. jonathan friedman said he got a traffic ticket for intentionally driving solo in the carpool lane. he says he wasn't alone in that car. he had his corporation papers with him and since legally corporations are considered people in the state of california he says he did have in fact another person with him in that car. friedman says he hopes his case will create a national discussion about corporate personhood. he wants to "turn that legal definition on its head." i want to know the opinion of our road warrior, mike inouye. crazy? >> not crazy. legally, technically, he's probably right.
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i don't know if it will stand up in court. we're looking for this view not standing up either. we have seen in the last three minutes the bridge disappeared. san mateo bridge fog an issue slower westbound and stall reported on that flat section now so be careful heading across the san mateo bridge. similar situation likely for the dumbarton. a crash near the connector adding to the slowdown. it's just slow in general coming through this area. orange for fog in this patch through livermore especially. back to you. >> good morning to you. we do have a lot of fog out there this morning. it's not going last all day. that's the good news. just travel cautiously. walk out your front door with clear conditions but then run into deep pockets of fog as you make your way to work. sun out if full force today. 62 in livermore. 62 for gilroy. 61 in san francisco. looking good through tomorrow. and then temperatures drop like a rock into wednesday. over to you. >> all right. thank you very much. we'll have another local update for you coming your way in one half hour from right now.
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and the golden globe goes >o octavia spencer. "the help." >> one of the nice moments from last year's golden globes ceremony, octavia spencer winning for her role in "the help." what surprises are in store for us this year? we'll find out when the golden globes are on nbc sunday night. savannah, al, natalie and i are hosting nbc's special preshow live from the red carpet and then we'll have all the highlights of the awards ceremony the next morning, monday morning, live from los angeles. we hope you'll join us. meanwhile, out on the plaza, a chilly day here in new york.
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nice people gathered. i'm matt lauer, welcome back savannah guthrie from a little holiday vacation and joined by al roker as well. in our studio a star that knows something about the red carpet and awards, the one and only betty white. she's going to be here and we're going to catch up with her in a couple minutes. >> exciting to see her. also ahead, the parents of a young woman who was killed and they managed to somehow dig deep inside themselves and forgive her killer. it is an extraordinary story and they'll be here to share it with us in a few moments. >> incredible act. and then on a much lighter know we'll give you an idea what it goes -- what it takes to put this program on. a little behind the scones courtesy of jason kennedy. >> all right. lots to get to. let's go inside. natalie morales, also back from vacation, at the news desk with the headlines. >> good morning, matt, savannah and al. good morning, everyone. president obama announcing a pair of high profile national
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security nominations will be announced today. nbc news has learned he's chosen chuck hagel as secretary of defense. he could face a tough confirmation fight over his stance on israel. the president is announcing john brennan as cia director. federal health officials say the flu is now widespread in at least 41 states, the fastest start to the flu season in a decade. and the major strain circulating this year is making people especially sick. doctors say it is not too late, though, to get a flu vaccine. the state department says a so-called peace plan put forward by syrian president bashar al assad is, quote, detached from reality. in his speech sunday he rejected in recall calls to step down and urged his supporters to defeat rebels who have been fighting for nearly two years to topple his regime. secretary of state hillary clinton is returning to her office today for the first time in a month. she was hospitalized last week for treatment of a blood clot in her head. this followed a stomach virus
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and concussion. google chairman eric schmidt arrived in north korea today for a look at the communist country's economy and social media. the private trip has been criticized by the state department. schmidt is acom companied by bill richardson who will reportedly raise the plight of an american citizen jailed in north korea. let's lead to wall street kayla tausche is at the stock exchange. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. the first week of the new year was great for the stock markets. stocks reaching their highest point in more than five years. the market hasn't been this high since before the onset of the financial crisis. that being said, a space of u.s. companies are set to report earnings this week for the end of last year. many expect that the fiscal cliff will have negative effects even if they were just short lived. natalie? >> kayla tausche at the new york stock exchange, thanks. for a look at what is trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking on-line. spain's $1.1 billion el nino
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lottery the top yahoo! search overnight. sunday's drawing spread the wealth since the most one ticket can win is about $260,000. a brooklyn musician used an online honey trap to retrieve the iphone he lost on a way to a new year's gig. he noticed somebody was using the phone to troll the internet for romance so he posed online as a woman, set up a rendezvous and then demanded his phone back when the thief showed up for a date. this sexy and i know it parody shows it is possible to keep your sense of humor even when you're caring for five, including twins. ♪ i work out look at that daddy look at that daddy look at that daddy ♪ ♪ i work out ♪ i got diapers in my hands and i ain't afraid to show it show it show it i'm a daddy and i know it ♪ >> very cute. video was crafted as a silly way to create fun family memories
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and posted as a gift for that family's relatives. it is 8:05. back out to al with a check of the weather. >> i saw that video over the weekend. i love it. >> so cute. >> wait until you see this thing. the whole thing. it's spectacular. here is a great set of parents, letting the kids skip school to be here today. not that you're calling attention to it. what's your name? >> colin, olivia. >> cole. >> where are you from? >> rhode island. >> very nice. all right. mom of the year. i like that. i wish my mom had done that. let's show you what we've got for you. pick city today, south bend indiana, wpvu. cold, sunny, 34. rain and snow in the pacific northwest. looking at showers, hit or miss, central florida. beautiful day in the northeast. plenty of sunshine. temperatures on the cool side. not too bad. look for a low pressure is developing through the south. that will bring heavy rain in texas over the next 24 hours. that's what's going on around the country.
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someone left the fog machine on this morning. 8:05 now. downtown san francisco socked in. you can barely see the tippy-top of the golden debate bridge, but the fog won't last all day. in fact, what we see develop between now and 10:00 a.m. will clear out between 11:00 and noon. mostly sunny conditions with highs today nice, 62 degrees, for instance n livermore. 61 in fremont. 62 in san rafael. the warmest city is santa rosa. mid-60 today. just as warm tomorrow. and made these guys get up early to come in here. >> i did. on our team. we're in new york. >> all right. >> all right, al. thank you very much. when we come back, would you possibly be able to forgive someone who killed one of your children? one couple explains why they did and why they want more people impacted by tragedy to do the same thing. we'll talk about that, right after this. to turn it around, and we did.
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back now at 8:10 with a story about a horrific crime and the remarkable power of forgiveness. in a moment we'll talk to two stories devastated by an unthinkable tragedy, who came together to heal. first with the story here is nbc's mark potter. >> reporter: the crime took place march 28th, 2010, date 19-year-old connor mcbride
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walked into a tallahassee police station. officials say he told the duty officer, you need to arrest me. i just shot my fiancee in the head. the story begans a love story between connor and ann margaret gromere, both students at the high school. their families became close as they fell in love. but there was an underlying anger. >> we all have had relationships where we would rather sort of push things under the rug rather than confront difficult issues and i think that's what happened with connor and ann. >> a two-day fight between the couple escalated until connor, who says he wasn't thinking straight, got his father's shotgun, pointed it at ann and, in one horrifying moment, shot her. four days later, ann was removed from life support and connor was charged with first-degree murder. but rather than let connor be locked up for life, the parents decided to try a concept called
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restorative justice, where both families, including connor, sit face to face as part of a healing process. >> to have people sit down at the table and be able to engage in this dialogue, it's so human. >> reporter: the prosecutor, jack campbell, had never heard of restorative justice. because of the unusual circumstances, decided to try it. the families wanted no more than 15 years for connor. campbell offered 20. far less than in similar cases. >> the gromeres found this process through their faith and experience to be cathartic, helpful in their heal iing. this may be one way to help a parent but it's certainly not a fix-all tool. >> reporter: two families trying to come to grips s with a devastating tragedy through forgiveness. mark potter, nbc news, miami. >> along with connor's parents,
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mike and julie mcbride, joining us from florida. this is about radical forgiveness. to be clear, you came to this not after some long passage of time, but in those excruciating moments when your daughter was on life support. what happened? how is it that you decided to forgive? >> well, it's a process for that week. i went through and, you know, i felt like my daughter was asking me to forgive connor and i just told her i couldn't and there was no way that i could. at the end i said, well, i'll try. and later on in that week on thursday, i really felt like my daughter was joined with christ and that he and her were asking me to forgive. and i just never had said no before to them and i wasn't going to say no this time. it was just an uplifting of joy and peace. >> kate, this is something that you said took you a little bit longer. yet in that first week you went and visited connor, a boy you
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knew very well, in jail. what was that like? >> i was very nervous going, because andy had told me the night before that he wanted his message to connor to be that he loved him and he forgave him. and i wanted to take that same message to connor, but i just wasn't sure i was going to be able to say those words when i saw him face to face. i had talked during the week, i had told connor's parents i could not judge connor by that moment because if i did, then i was defining ann by that moment as well. simply as a murder victim and she was so much more than that. so through the nerves, i went up to visit him. and the first thing he did was, you know, he cried and said how sorry he was. i told him, you know, mr. grosmaire loves you and forgives you and i said, you know, i love you and i forgive you. >> some people think this is easy, forgiveness. clearly you are still angry at
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your daughter's killer. >> really, not really. i'm sad, you know. we're not offering a pardon to him, but it frees us. the forgiveness frees us. it keeps us from going to prison with connor. >> let me bring you in here, michael. one of the first things you did -- which everyone related to this story. you went straight to the hospital where ann was clinging to life in those moments. that must have been an incredibly terrifying thing to do. why did you do it and what did it mean? >> when i left the beach, julie was really worried about me driving in such a state of shock. and she told me she loved me, to drive safely and had the wisdom to say go to the hospital. so on the ride home, i didn't really have any vision of what the hospital would be like. i didn't think about what i would say or do. and i definitely didn't consider the reception that i might encounter. i just knew i had to go.
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it was the right thing to do. >> julie, this is a tragedy for all concerned. what has it meant to you to experience that forgiveness in a moment that i imagine for you was full of shame and sadness as well. >> i think we're all surprised at the depth of forgiveness we can have. and i think we don't really know what we're capable of forgiving until we're actually in the situation, whether it's a driver cutting you off at a red light or circumstances that are this tragic. but andy and kate grosmaire have publicly demonstrated what true forgiveness looks like. >> i want to talk about this concept of restorative justice. in a sense it's an alternative to a criminal trial. you all get in a room, conor included. he tells you what he did. to go through that? >> it was the hardest thing i've
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ever done in my life. they say your heart can hurt but that day my heart really hurt. i physically felt like it hurt and it was just very difficult. >> and the facilitator asked us later that night how do you feel about having forgiven conor? and i said i'll have to think about everything he said today and i did consciously tnk about every detail that he gave and challenged myself, is that forgiveness still there? and it was and it still is today. >> he did not get a light sentence. 20 years. more than you actually had asked for. but it certainly is a significant amount of time. >> i just want to say, what we had hoped for was if he was going to serve a 20-year sentence that ten years of it would have been served in prison and ten years could have been served in the community, working in those areas for things that ann loved. >> thank you very much for being here and sharing this story. andy and kate grosmaire, thank
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returns tomorrow night with betty trying to help her band of cohorts makes a viral video. they get some help from, who else, psy? >> we got this. >> psy, put your glasses on. >> oh! >> whoa! whoa! >> whoo! >> you go, betty white. nice to see you. how are you doing? >> just great, matt. how are you? >> i'm fine. are you a psy fan? >> that's the first time i met him, but i can't stop dancing since, you know. >> you caught the bug, right? apparently he has said that he is retiring the gangnam style,
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that dance. it may be, trivia question, the last place people get to see it is on your show. >> what more can i serve humanity with? >> exactly. you are a dancer, though. you like to daps a little bit, don't you? >> yes, i do. let's say i move well. i'm not a dancer, but i love to move. >> i remember an older episode of "golden girls" where you actually did a little dancing. do you remember this? you see it in the monitors there? >> oh, rue and i. >> you and rue mcclanahan with a little tango there. what made you want to do a hidden camera prank show? >> nothing, to tell you the truth. i kept saying, no, i won't. it was a show that started in belgium and it was the hottest comedy show in europe, according to the emmy folks.
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and so when they brought it here, they asked me to do it and i said no, thank you. i really don't have a schedule that will fit. i kept saying no. i had the backbone of a jellyfish. convinced me to do it. >> there you go. we were talking during the commercial break. you have been a fan of the genre of this show. you remember the original candid camera. >> that was the original. that was the good one. excuse me. >> yours is a good one, too. >> but that was wonderful, because alan kept such a dead pan and would do all these things and i used to laugh myself silly. these are fun and they're silly, but sometimes they're sillier than they are fun. >> you bring in a lot of friends and have cohorts here. you also have great comedic timing. is that something people are born with or do you think you can teach someone comedic timing? >> comedy is like music. it's a rhythm. it's hard to teach it to
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somebody who doesn't have it, you know. they let the beat go too long or they cut it short or they -- and it's just something you sort of feel. and i had a wonderful mother and father. i did great work in choosing parents. >> they were funny? >> they were fun. and around the breakfast table or the dinner table, i was an only child and they would set up something and then they would knock it off and it always got to be great fun. >> i said during the commercial break to betty, do you have a favorite joke, and she said does it have to be clean? and yes, here, it has to be clean. you're about to turn 91. how are you going to celebrate? >> they're having a second annual 90th birthday for me. >> smart. way to go. you can catch back-to-back
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"off their rockers" episodes good morning to you. it's 8:26. i'm marla tellez. controversial legislation will be introduced today to curb gun violence. they will tighten a bill in response to the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, with the gunman was found carrying high capacity magazines. the bill would ban such magazines from being sold in california. well, mike is tracking a big problem on the san mateo bridge. what's happening? >> very slow here. we'll talk about capital corner train with a delay on the system between hayward and fremont. there was a trespasser incident.
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no details on that but we have a systemwide delay for the capital corridor. we have a westbound delay for the bridge here into the fog. we do have a disabled vehicle across that span. then we see flashing lights, so it is just past the toll plaza, but this is the problem heading over to the peninsula in addition to low visibility there. it is not showing up on our sensors such as livermore for 580 and 680. also approaching the bridge through oakland, you'll get more patches of fog through the oakland hills and down the east shore highway. we'll be back with a news update in 30 minutes. see you at 8:56. ♪
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8:30 now on this monday morning. it is the 7th day of january, 2013. final day to enjoy that beautiful tree across the street. it will stay lit until 11:00 pm tonight. if you're in the area, you have to stop down. last chance on the plaza to see the tree.
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>> that's right. they mulch that thing and then donate the mulch every year. we appreciate that. matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, al roker and ms. natalie morales. we mentioned that the golden globes are sunday night. savannah will go out to los angeles a little earlier, because she loves it there. we'll set her up for an adventure. she is going to try to make things -- we'll put her at your mercy. we have picked three movies that were set in and around los angeles. you can pick one to inspire her and then she will act out every scene. >> no, i will not. >> with the leading people in the film. >> oh, no. >> savannah guthrie. >> how does this work exactly? >> i don't know. the movies are pretty woman. >> pretty woman. >> we won't ask you to act out that scene on hollywood boulevard. >> that's a good one. >> little wine drinking. >> yes. >> and the final choice grease
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just because i want to hear you sing that song, we're voting for that. we're going to put you in the leather pants, olivia newton john. >> that's my favorite scene. >> if you want to see savannah take on the sights and sounds of those movies, visit and cast your vote. we'll fill you in on friday as to what she'll be doing. >> can't wait. >> you guys can't vote. >> okay. meanwhile, coming up, real estate. people talked about it so much in 2012, the housing market. it has so much to do with the recovery of the economy. how will it look in 2013? barbara corcoran will be here to talk about that. and jason kennedy has a little look behind the scenes this morning of the "today" show. all week he will show you how we get the show on the air every day. good morning to you. >> i'm outside the wardrobe room, which in my opinion is the most important room at the "today" show, making sure the buttons are sewn on properly, the outfits don't clash, and matt and al's suits look nice and pressed. we know the show starts at 7:00
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am, but these guys are working hard. they get here at 4:30 every morning. there she is, she is working hard, that's donna richards out there. >> hi. >> we have a sewing machine. you were doing the steaming back there. >> that's correct. >> you know everything about matt, al, savannah, natalie's outfits. you can just tell me, give me al roker's hat size. >> he has a big head, like a 22 3/4," you know. >> that's a good size? >> that's pretty big if you're talking heads. hat sizes it converts to like a 7 3/8. >> that's why he's so smart, all that thinking. >> yeah. that's pretty big. look, compared to you. >> absolutely. now tell me about halloween. you had the privilege of transforming matt into jennifer lopez a few years ago. how did that work out? >> that was a few years ago. that took a lot of work, prosthetic makeup, teaching him how to walk.
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>> who taught him how to walk in high heels? >> actually, my brother did. >> did it go smoothly? >> i think he mastered it. he makes a good woman. >> we love word robe malfunctions, on e news specifically. what was your bigge esgest ward malfunction? >> someone spilled wine on hoda on a white -- on a cream dress. and i had to get the white wine out. >> and it's live tv. you have to recover quickly. >> exactly. >> a lot of viewers look forward to what the anchors are wearing on a daily basis. what out fit got the most buzz? >> matt wore something out of the box for him, like a plaid suit. >> oh, yeah, i remember the plaid suit. >> because he's a fabulous dresser. and al certainly can get away with wearing plaid all the time and a little more loud and splashy. speaking of coverings, why don't you give me something? i have to go out on the plaza soon. i'm a florida boy.
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i didn't bring anything. >> how about animal print? >> perfect. what do you think? is it my color, matt? >> leopard is all you, jason. >> thank you. >> we see savannah walking around. >> oh, yeah, yeah. you're like ready for the playboy mansion in that getup. >> thank you, jason. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. mr. roker? >> t 8:35 now. looking more like yosemite here than san jose. look at this beautiful live shot of the low clouds. and we also have high and mid-level clouds as well due to an area of low pressure that came through to bring ushe showers yesterday. it is clearing out of here with highs today under sunshine. it will be up to 62 degrees in livermore, 60 in fremont, 61 degrees in san francisco. you'll likely notice the difference as we creep up 5 to 8 degrees from yesterday's highs. warmer tomorrow then temperatures tumble and clouds increase wednesday into thursday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> mr. roker, can we say hello
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to thomas t.c. pool, the first, unfortunately, to have the scales tip against him on the new season of t"the biggest loser". good to see you. >> good to see you. >> disappointed? was it a surprise? >> i was disappointed because i had a big breakthrough that week. i thought i was going to go all the way. i was like, yeah! i worked so hard to get there. right now i'm not disappointed because i'm still on that journey and going exactly where i want to go. it was all worth it in the end. but, you know, at the time i was pretty upset about it. >> in fact, he has actually done great, you lost 15 pounds on the ranch. you lost a whole lot more since then. >> i am 77 pounds down. >> wow! >> yeah. >> how are you doing it at home? a lot of people setting new year's resolutions and trying to get there. what's your advice? >> working full time, have three kids. i take the dedication to put the time n working out in the morning, the evening, and watching what i eat. doing what anybody can do at
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home. >> you're going to get the $100,000 at-home prize? >> definitely. >> there's some competition. >> we know you're working hard. congratulations to you. pleasure. >> we should remind everybody, "the biggest loser" airs at its new time slot 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. coming up next, patrick kennedy and his [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea.
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we're back now at 8:39 with an eye-opening look at addiction. nearly 18 million americans suffer from alcoholism or related problems and over 38 million, over the age of just 12 years old, have used drugs illegally in the past year. in fact, prescription drug abuse now causes more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. sadly, just one in ten with an addiction ever receive treatment.
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christopher kennedy knows the struggles of this all too well, has been in recovery for more than 20 years and is author of the new book "recover to live" and he joins us with his cousin, patrick kennedy. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess you have the essential credentials to talk about this. you both have struggled with addiction over the years. you, christopher, have struggled really young. >> it starts young for several folks. i had the desire to stop, had all the resources to stop and it was difficult for me. this book "recover to live" is for folks that it shouldn't just be for folks that have the resources to kick this. i wanted to give them the tools so they can start the process on their own. >> when i first did drugs and alcohol i felt at home. i loved it. first four times i did heroin, i became violently ill. what it did to the reward center of my brain was so powerful it
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never occurred to me not to do it again. do you think some people are hardwired to be addicts? >> i do. and the studies they did with rats and how profound these chemicals are on the reward center of the brain. for some folks they're really powerless not to do them. >> patrick, this is something you've talked about openly. you had your own struggle. and sometimes relapse is part of that struggle. how long have you been sober now and how are you doing? >> next month it will be two years. it took me leaving my public life to finally get into long-term sobriety. before, it was stopping and starting, stopping and starting. that's the case for most people with these illnesses. they're chronic illnesses. meaning they want to stop but they can't stay stopped. the key to this is acknowledging that you have an issue and understanding what that issue is. chris' book really does a great job at bringing the experts to tell us what is the evidence
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base? one of the things chris and i have had access to is good treatment. most americans, they're trying to fly in the night in terms of trying to understand what's out there and what is good for them. chris' book "recover to live" offers good guide posts to get in good treatment. >> let's get practical about it. this is the time of year that people want to make a clean break or a fresh start. what is the essential revelation in this book? what can people really take away to help them break the addiction? >> first of all, this is the best information available today, from people that really know this. so if you have an issue with drugs, alcohol, sex, food, gambling. also the first time, all of these behaviors and substances have been brought into one place. if you have a desire -- if you think there's harm in your life and you have a desire to change your life, look at this book. it will show you where you are and give you some really good information and ways to change behavior. >> such a stigma still around these illnesses. and some people, you know, still look at this and think this is a
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failure of willpower. >> they do. we're beginning to understand the brain much better. i started an organization called one line for research. the idea is it's the brain. we have to understand how behavior is a symptom of bad chemistry in the brain. we blame people for acting poorly, but what was the d derivitation of how they acted? >> we see these laws that are broadening the legalization for marijuana, sometimes for medical reasons and at least in one case for recreational use. >> the two most costliest drugs are legal, alcohol and to be alcoh tobacco. what 2013 holds if you're looking to buy or sell a home. first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:45. forecast for 2013. home prices rose, largest gain in seven years. what can we expect this year? real estate contributor barbara corcoran has the inside information. good to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> you're optimistic about 2013 in some ways, aren't you? >> in just about every way. who could not be optimistic? all the signs of the real estate market are saying things have turned around. we've had 13 months of straight increases in prices. overall, as you mentioned, prices have gone up almost 8%. >> we just have gotten past a small portion of the fiscal cliff. we know that taxes are going up on the wealthier americans. do you think that's going to have any impact on the housing market? >> of course, particularly the capital gains tax, whether that happens or not remains to be seen. it was supposed to happen already and hasn't. it certainly will affect the
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third secondary home market. people will rush their homes to the market to avoid any capital gains. >> when you look back at 2012 and now ahead to 2013, talk to me about certain regions that are hot or not. and even certain cities. >> definitely. certainly the one region that leads the parade is the west from seattle to san francisco to l.a. 20% of an increase in one year alone. that's mind boggling. no one saw that thing coming. the only part of the country that hasn't turned the corner yet is the northeast. it's just about ready to do that. >> you think it will pop in the year ahead? >> it's already starting to change. >> let me go through a laundry list of things that are so vital to the housing market. mortgage rates. >> people think it's a god-given right, mortgainterest rates. we should have a neutral climate going into the new year. >> will conditions to borrow get better? >> you put a finger on what is wrong with the financing market. you need tremendous fico scores.
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the average person turned down had a 720 score. >> what do you see happening with foreclosures? >> they've been diminishing for two years straight. it's not a problem that's gone. but it's given people a lot of bargains that you just can't get anymore. >> these are tips for people it both trying to buy a home and sell a home. let's start with the buyers. one of the things you have to do is buy the house that will always sell first. >> do you know why? the house with the sunshine, with the school district, the house on the best block always sells better in good markets and bad markets. be sure of what you're buying. >> go shopping with your financing in hand. >> of course. there's nothing more powerful than being a buyer who says i'm an all-cash buyer, already got that money from the bank. boy, can you negotiate hard when you have that card in hand. >> it prevents you from finding a house you like and going in to
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negotiate the mortgage. >> lock in that rate. have it in hand. that's the power tool. >> let's talk about the people now who are out there, trying to sell a home? a lot of people have been trying to sell that house for a long time. get your house inspected before you put it on the market. >> for $300, you can have your house inspection. why is that important? when the buyer buys your house after they sign the contract will have it inspected and appraised. pay for the appraisal and the inspection and you'll have no surprises and the deal will actually close. >> looking for potential buyers, you like for them to go for an all-cash deal or someone who has a mortgage commitment? >> of course. all you have in hand, matt, is a maybe. if you have a buyer and a contract, you feel good about it. if they don't have the financing, all you have is a maybe sale. >> jobs market out there, will that have an impact? >> certainly when someone is worried about their job or can't get a job last thing they do is go out and buy a house. >> as always, great information. >> my pleasure, matt. >> appreciate it.
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is your job one of the most stressful or stress free in the country? there's a stress-free job. take off the christmas lights on the rockefeller center tree. unless, of course, something happens. then there's a lot of st good morning! wow.
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the least and most stressful jobs of 2012. you may be surprised at some of their results. here to talk about it is the arthur of the "encore career" handbook, marcie. talk about their methodology, how did they determine what was a stressful job and not a stressful job? >> i was very pleased that they saw pu putting yourself or others in danger, like life endangerment stressful. >> very important? >> that was high stress. deadlines. opportunities for advancement, competitiveness were all kind of high stress factors. >> the number one job to be least stressful in the field of education, university professor? >> yes. >> at least some version. >> that made me scratch my head a little bit and also got to one of the fundamental questions of
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a survey like this. it depends on the environment you're working in, are you up for tenure, what are your colleagues like? with those factors in play, stress levels can vary. that's the dangers of a study like this. >> seamstress was right behind at number two. that's surprising. >> that gets to the issue of how many people are going to make their career decision based on the stress factor of a job, stress level of a job? we should ask that question, too. >> health care areas in there, like medical laboratory, audit yol auditologist. >> a lot of job opportunities in these less stressful jobs are in health care. but i did notice a lot of those jobs weren front line crisis health care jobs. they were administrative jobs, support jobs and jobs that if you want to make a difference in the world and you want to help -- and a lot of people want
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that in their next career, those are good areas to look at. they're high growth. i was happy to see that on the list. >> i'll take it. let's focus on one of the most stressful jobs. not surprisingly, time and time again, military jobs are at the top of the list. >> sure. that leads to another point. i agree those are high-stress jobs, same as emergency room workers. that said people who are drawn to that work really thrive in those environments and we need people to do that kind of work. it really comes down to self awareness. are you looking for a job that's one of these high stress jobs and are you cut out for that kind of work? those are the bigger questions to ask ourselves. >> it's a stressful job. maybe if you're suited to it you don't feel that stress in the same way? >> people that are willing to do that work. >> firefighters, commercial airline pilot, police officer on the list. we don't necessarily as a society compensate the most stressful jobs -- >> exactly. >> -- in the same way. >> right. and we don't -- teaching can be really stressful also.
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not highly compensated. there isn't always a match-up like that. the police and firefighter really made me think of it. geography has a lot to do with it. being a new york city police officer can be a lot more stressful than being, you know, a cop in des moines, iowa. >> it's kind of funny. in their top ten they had public relations, newspaper, journal reporter very high ranking, even higher than a police officer. what gives? >> we know that media comes with a lot of pressures of their own. as my husband said to me when i went to work this morning, you know, you were just stress out when you were in the media as when you moved to a nonprofit so i think some of this is what you bring to it. >> some of us are naturally stressed out. marci albohzer, thank you very much. >> thank you. girard depardieux, an official russian citizen.
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he didn't want to pay the taxes. we'll get into that. and a guy lost his cell phone but used a dating website to find his phone. viral video and al's favorite video as well. we had it earlier. we'll have it later. >> after your local news. >> we said it together. it is 8:56. good morning, i'm marla tellez. we could find out when the sharks play their first game of the season. the nhl solved the lockout and is expected to release the 2013 schedule as early as today. now league executives want a 48-game season that could start january 19th. sharks training camp is expected to start this thursday.
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let's see how the forecast looks now with christina. >> looking good. good morning to you, marla. good morning to you at home. plenty of 60s in the forecast today. 62 inland bay. 61 at the coast. right near 61 degrees, even warmer for tomorrow, and bright because temperatures will tumble thursday into friday. down to the low 50s. hope you have a fantastic monday. oh!
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a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to to enter. we're back now with more with "today" on this monday morning. positively dancing out on the plaza. wonderful people who have stopped by to say hello and are waving to their friends at home. i'm savannah guthrie along with willie geist and al roker, stars of dancing. >> no. >> what was it? >> it was a boogie shake. >> like a mild wiggle. >> i think we should move on. >> all right. anyway, folks are making resolutions this time of year. a lot of those resolutions have
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to do with losing weight. it does not have to be an exercise in frustration. whether you want michelle obama's arms or you want to look like scarlet johansson, we'll tell you the secrets of the stars. >> that's pretty good. and then do you ever think to yourself there must be a better way to do this? we agree and found a few of those for you, whether you're opening a can of tomatoes -- >> can of worms? big old can of whoop -- >> we have the most ingenious products of 2013. that's coming up. and we'll meet the star of nbc's new intriguing drama "deception," about murder. murder, a wealthy family and the detective who goes undercover to solve it. she will be in our studio. and our rockefeller c christmas tree, they're getting ready to take that bad boy down. >> have fun. >> it will stay lit till tonight at 11:00 and then they shut the
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lights down and it comes down. >> one last lit -- >> i will be lit. >> there it is. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. president obama is announcing a pair of high-profile national security nominations today. nbc news has learned he has chosen former nebraska senator chuck hagel as national secretary of defense. he could face a confirmation fight except on his stance over israel. also nominating white house adviser john brennan as cia director. federal health officials say the flu is now widespread in at least 41 states. it is the fastest start to the flu season in a decade and the major strain circulating this year is making people especially sick. doctors say it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. an alabama high school teacher has thwarted what officials say could have been a terrorist bomb plot. the teacher tipped off police
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after finding 17-year-old derek shroud's journal in the classroom and officials say they found improvised explosives made of tobacco tins at his house. they say he identifies as a white supremacist and wanted to harm his fellow students. he says his writings are fiction. a bill providing nearly $10 billion to victims of superstorm sandy, ramping up fema's borrowing authority so that 100,000 flood claims won't be delayed. a hearing for colorado movie theater shooting suspect james holmes today may be the closest thing to a trial that the victims and their families get to see. holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 others when he allegedly opened fire on moviegoers back in july. legal experts say because the evidence against him is so strong, holmes may take a plea
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deal to avoid the death penalty. secretary of state hillary clinton is returning to her office today for the first time in a month. she was hospitalized last week for treatment of a blood clot in her head. this followed a stomach virus and a concussion. young horror fans who weren't around for the original made texas chainsaw 3d the weekend box office champ. quentin tarantino's djang unchained in the second spot and "the hobbit:an unexpected journey" fell to the third spot. call it a trombone's eye view, by attaching a camera to the end of the instrument, this view gives this song a whole new look, maybe a little too close right there. and just call him a rough rider. rogue certainly knows how to get around but we're not certain he's ready to drive the kids to school just yet. his owner is saying she's always
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teaching him new tricks to work out his energy. impressive that, apparently, he can even honk that horn. not bad. it is now five minutes after the hour. let's go back over to al with a check of your weather. >> everywhere in the neighborhood, very nervous. >> beware. >> thank you very much. let's see what we've got for you. friends in the pacific northwest are getting slammed again. big storm coming onshore. rain along the coast. snow in the mountains. winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories as well. even a couple of avalanche watches. and then as we look at the snowfall amounts, up to 12 inches of snow. more in the mountains. one to three inches of rain along the coast. big upper level low in the southwest will be causing some problems, bringing high-wind watches, wind advisories and wind warnings for much of southern california. that system moves into the southwest later today and brings with it a lot of rain, next 24 to 48 hours, parts of texas could see three to fiv
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9:05 on a very foggy monday morning. believe it or not, the golden gate bridge is there. you have to take my word for it. no flight delays with thick low clouds in san francisco. we'll let you know if that changes. a much different picture here in san jose this morning looking nice and clear for the most part right after the surface. you'll notice we do have some high and mid-level clouds. 62 degrees in livermore today. 60 in fremont. 61 degrees in san jose. a warmer day on tap for your tuesday and then temperatures tumble, cloudy conditions wednesday into thursday. >> now to "today's" take three, sharing the bench with us this morning, our good friend, jason kennedy of e! >> good to see you. >> good to have the whole fam here. >> it's been a while. >> some injuries. >> this is all i brought home from my christmas break. >> ahh. >> snowboarder hit you. >> a snowboarder hit me, yeah. >> did you get the number of
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that snowboarder? >> no, he kept going. >> a hit and run? >> a skier came by and helped me through it. >> a masked skier? >> yes, a masked skier came and helped me. >> too bad because we could call him out right now. >> it's not broken? >> a small fracture, but, yeah -- it will look good on the red carpet. i'll have to get some glitter. >> who are you wearing? >> we'll glam it up somehow. looking for tips. >> this is what you get for having an active vacation. >> do you have any tips s that could lead to the arrest of the snowboarder, please, call girard depardieu, the french actor, has gone one step further to become an official citizen of russia, given a hero's welcome when he arrived over the weekend. that's vladimir putin embracing girard depardieu. >> wow! >> we know you speak frenglais.
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>> and afterwards he ate -- >> i'm glad you said it, al. looking to avoid the tax thfor e super rich, he has been threatening to go to belgium. putin says come to russia. >> skipped belgium, went right to russia? >> when did girard depardieu become this great international figure, this man that every country covets? >> he loves russia, has done a lot of advertising campaigns for russia. i'm not upset at the guy. 13% versus 7%. ladies were singing folk music when he got off the plane. they welcomed him with arms wide open. >> arms wide open. >> wow! >> were there any incidents, do we know -- >> that's the key. >> calling the decision to seek residency elsewhere shabby, unpatriotic and pathetic.
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>> quick, everyone name a depardieu movie. >> green card. >> that's all we have. >> three musketeers. >> girard depardieu is an icon. >> russian. >> now a russian icon. see if you can follow me on this one. 37-year-old in new york city leaves his phone in a taxi in new york city. he doesn't get the phone back, doesn't hear from anybody. he notices on the dating website that someone is using his phone and his log-in to hit on women on this website. okay cupid i guess it's called. he creates a fake account and pretends to be a woman looking for love. >> jennifer. >> sets up a date with the person who has been using his iphone. they show up to his apartment and says thank you, sir. i will now take back my iphone. >> and gives him 20 bucks.
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>> and he has a big hammer in his hand. >> 20 bucks and a hammer. >> brilliant, though. >> isn't it? >> that could have turned out badly. >> yeah, yeah. >> inviting them to your apartment, that's dangerous. >> first of all, they know where you live. >> put a password on your phone, first up. you don't want anyone getting into your personal data there. >> he should have activated find my iphone. >> i lost an iphone, now i use that. you have to set it up. >> i still don't get why he paid the guy 20 bucks. >> yeah, where is the 20 bucks? >> it was a nice bottle of wine. >> turns out he's a nice guy. >> posed as a woman, he used lots of winks and smiley faces on the e-mail. do we do that? no. >> as giet the guy is walking a he says you smell really good, by the way. >> yeah, he did. >> get loses the phone, doesn't
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hit by the hammer and gets complimented. >> now changing his profile. >> good. >> good to know. i love this video. take three, motherhood video goes viral. car companies as you may know targeting moms and their ads. >> swaggle waggle. >> this is for fiat. ♪ ♪ holes in my chest nursing bra ♪ ♪ sexy handbag for a you're in the club you're in so good ♪ ♪ with my baby news >> finally, we see the car. you don't really see the car all
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that much in the ad. >> it's about the car, it's about the fiat, right? >> yeah. >> that version with girard depardieu in it. >> in the fiat? >> in the fiat. >> wow, there it is. depardieu is getting it today. if the goal is to get noticed these things work. toyota swagger wagon, 11 million views. >> since december. >> right. >> we had that daddy thing earlier in your newscast. >> i saw this over the weekend and said you've got to see this video. you will love it. i'm a daddy and i know it. ♪ big no no fighting over toys has got to go ♪ ♪ girl look at that daddy i work out ♪ ♪ girl look at that daddy girl look at that daddy girl look at that daddy i work out ♪ ♪ i got diapers in my hands and i ain't afraid to show it show it show it i'm daddy and i know it ♪
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>> i can't wait to have kids. doesn't it look fun? >> juggling diapers. >> they have like five kids. >> like 18-month-old triplets and a 5-year-old and 4-year-old. >> not a great advertising for parenting. >> he looks good. >> he does. >> he can wiggle it. >> he can juggle a mean diaper. >> he can. one last thing, bonus take, daniel bray, new zealand man visiting his girlfriend in canada. they had a lot of time on their hands and they drank a lot of milk. spent five days, 150 hours building an igloo out of milk cartons. 500 of them, al, filled up with water, then frozen. they kind of turned into bricks and laying the foundation. >> it's beautiful. >> if you enjoy dairy and have some free time it seems like a good project for you. >> if your kids are saying i'm bored, i'm bored. >> take some milk cartons.
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>> in the beginning he said this is how he passed the time. but he included her. >> if you're out in the yard alone, building an igloo. >> not romantic at all. >> messages on your iphone. >> exactly. jason, thank you. up next, learning celebrity secret zbrs from girard depardieu. from girard depardie. . from girard depardieu. >from gir. . . ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios!
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>> and matching your accessories. >> yes, it does. >> let's start off with scarlet johansson and her skin. always so luminous and so glowing. what does she do to get that glow? >> it would be fun to start the new year, to share their secrets and give our tips. look at her gorgeous skin. she's sort of sexy bombshell meets the girl next door, constantly in hair and makeup, whether she's in movies, now on broadway. she never goes to bed with her makeup on. she uses cetaphil, which you can get at a drugstore. >> not a fancy moisturizer. >> right. sometimes she gets breakouts or has puffy eyes. she takes whatever she has in her freezer, you'll see her laying there with peas. she has that regular skin. >> which, by the way, works. anything chilled, a cucumber, bag of peas or carrots, reduces
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>> i know. >> can you believe that? we all pay so much money to look like a natural blond. when she first got to hollywood with the curves and the hair, she sort of went darker and said i need to tone myself down. now this is mostly her own hair. sometimes she has extensions but mostly she wears it up and down. she does not believe in a natural look unless you're giselle. she says go glam, do what you need to do. she eats very healthy. she never deprives herself of anything and eats a lot of water. >> luscious locks, everybody that's listening, it's all about iron. iron helps to circulate oxygen all over your body but also to your hair follicles which will stimulate growth. some of those foods are oysters, clams, lean red meat, beans, lentils and spinach. sow anyone out there looking for a hair rx, one cup of spinach a day and add a couple of table spoons of beans, chick peas, into salads, soups and even pasta entrees. >> michelle obama, known for her fabulous arms as well. she, of course, is all about health and wellness with her move initiative.
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>> i love michelle. >> she does a great job of inspiring all of us. >> with her let's move program. she often gets up at 5:30 in the morning to work out with the president at the white house before she drops off the kids at school and does a two-phase nine-minute workout on her arms. she makes each muscle pop. she puts a lot of work into it. she encourages healthy eating. she wants a few french fries, she has a few french fries. >> you have to hit the floor and it has to be push ups, the most effective. do two to three sets most days of the week. if you can do them on your toes, two thumbs up. if you can't, go right to your knees and do them modified. also you want to incorporate a modest amount of protein throughout the day. 20 to 30 breakfast, 20 to 30 at lunch and 20 to 30 at dinner. you're much more effective at laying down new muscle if you spread it out versus eating it at one large gigantic meal. >> she's doing it all right,
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yep...doh. [ boy ] slurpably fun and a good source of calcium. dads who get it, get go-gurt. good morning to you. 9:26 now. i'm marla tellez. here in the bay area a competency hearing is set for the man accused of killing seven people at okos university in oakland. the court-appointed psychiatrist ruled him incompetent due to schizophrenia, but the judgepostponed a ruling until a second judge can evaluate gogh. he is behind bars currently without bail. meantime, another mass shooting is prompting calls for a change in the way the country controls access to guns and ammunition. just weeks ago 20 children and 6 adults were killed by a gunman at sandy hook elementary school
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in connecticut. the suspect was armed with hundreds of bullets and a semiautomatic rifle with a 30-round magazine. and now lawmakers are demanding solutions to make sure it never happens again. berkeley assemblywoman nancy skinner announces plans today for a bill that would tighten regulations on sales in california. the bill would keep high-capacity magazines from being sold statewide. we'll take a look at the forecast and the roads after the break.
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welcome back. it is 9:28. we do have patchy, dense fog out there. it is likely to clear before 11:30. you can see right now san jose is seeing that fog lift. we do have some high to mid-level clouds overhead. 62 degrees in livermore. today, 62 for gilroy. 61 in san jose. the same goes for san francisco. getting into the next three days
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we have changes with temperatures tumbling with increasing clouds, but then coming into play by sunday of this week. let's go to mike about the drive. san mateo is better with cars moving with a space between them. we are clear from the span and the fog is clearing here. chp just told us about the bay bridge within the last hour with a fog advisory there. we'll look at the map to see the slower drive on the eastbound side getting over to the peninsula. smooth 101 south there's a disabled vehicle clearing from the roadway there. down to the south bay with 880 through fremont, slower and moving slow past mission boulevard. we'll be back with the next update at 9:56. [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke...
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and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] and have you met her parents? you can't just do the artist thing. >> tell them that picasso does it. rappers who were poor and sold their songs in the street did it. what's taes what elvis did. >> those are the girls from the hit series "girls," often described as "sex and the city" for the new generation. we'll meet all the girls here tomorrow on "today." and, of course, brian williams' daughter is one of the girls. i'm natalie morales, alongside al roker and willie geist. >> innovative new products that will make you say why didn't i
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think of that? from kids clothes that won't wear out to, al, you'll appreciate this one, curling irons that give you beach waves. >> naturally styled waves not the tight curls. >> now i understand. the nbc murder mystery diagnoses decepti"deception" an lovely star megan is here. we have a real fox in our studio. we're not talking natalie. wild animals that can adapt to winter's harshest conditions. >> he's kind of cute. >> yeah. >> first, though, mr. al roker, who is crazy like a fox. >> that's right. there you go. >> you have the weather? >> that's right. we report, you decide. sunshine up and down the east coast. rain in the pacific northwest with mountain snows. and it will be windy in southern california into the southwest. then for tomorrow, we're expecting to see more heavy rain moving into southern texas and louisiana. some areas three to five inches of rain. more rain in the pacific
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northwest. cold here in the northeast with plenty of sunshine. mild 9:31 now. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. traffic is moving slow but the fog is quickly clearing. we have a nice day shaping up with temperatures climbing into the 60s. 62 in livermore and gilroy. 61 degrees here in san jose. 61 degrees in san francisco. our mild afternoons are short-lived. by wednesday temperatures tumble into the mid-50s. cooler for thursday with no significant rain until we get into this weekend on sunday. hope you have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. coming up next, this year's hottest new items you won't want to live without, after this. eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it: great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole.
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this takes out all the hassle. >> great. you look great. let's move on to the vacuum. >> it is cordless. no hassle there. innovative thing here is that there is a built in blade. you can see it through the window that cuts the gnarley hair and fibers. you step on this. the blades come out. it cuts it, sucks it up into the vacuum. it's lightweight, not very noisy. this is a great everyday cleaner. what i really love about it, it has two speeds. it also has a handheld vac that comes out right here. it is -- >> this one maybe? >> that one. no, that turns it on. >> we get the idea. it's kind of one part vacuum cleaner, one part lawn mower. >> that's really well put. now if you can make it stay you
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processing power or loading memory. it has a keyboard. it's super lightweight, has a touch screen. it functions very well and does double duty. >> not cheap, though. 600 bucks. >> not cheap. >> i heard of the rear view cameras where you can see behind you when you're in reverse. this is something new, though. >> it's a right-hand side side mirror. it has a little wide angle lens video camera that plays rea real-time video. >> watching a demonstration right now. >> bye-bye blind spot. showing exactly what's going on behind you, especially when you're trying to change lanes. i think this will really cut down on auto accidents. >> from honda? >> honda. >> can you get this in all their cars? >> no, most accords and crossovers. >> thank you so much. >> great to see you. >> happy birthday to lucy. "deception" star meagan good after this. > some spots
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playing detective joanna lacosto. welcome to the nbc family. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> you're hired to basically go undercover to figure out the death of your childhood friend? >> yes, but i'm going undercover in the family that raised me since i was a child until i was a teenager. it's always walking that thin line of actually having a relationship and growing up in those walls that haven't seen them in 17 years and going back and being a cop. >> in some ways it seems like the family is using you because of that relationship. they feel like they can pull some things on you, that you might trust them in a way you shouldn't actually. >> yeah. i think it's a little bit of both. also using me for healing, too. you know, with her passing it's comforting for robert to have me there because i was her childhood best friend. >> you're from california. you shoot all over the new york metropolitan area. what's it been like? >> it's crazy. i'm still like learning the city
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and everything. it's so different than home. but i love it. i'm living in brooklyn and love the city. love the food. and it's awesome. >> we mentioned, this is your first starring role. you're the lead here. a lot of pressure on you? >> no. >> no? >> it's awesome. definitely is a change, like working every day and being in everything and -- but it's also -- i feel like i'm becoming better at my craft and i love the character. i love that i get to do everything from action to drama to love triangle to family drama to procedural. you get your creative fix. >> your newest role is that of newlywed. congratulations. >> yeah. >> to boyfriend, ivan franklin. >> we did get a chance to do the real honeymoon. we've been back three days. we went to cabo, just laid out. it was kind of awkward, because
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both of us work so much we were like, so, what do you want to do now? >> you're newlyweds and you asked that? >> little early for that. >> okay, al roker. >> what? >> congratulations. good luck to you. >> thank you so much. >> you can catch the series premiere of "deception" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central time here on nbc. coming up next, we're wild with animals. first this is "today" on nbc. busy as a beaver already.
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>> the alligator is about as big as you, meagan. so just watch out. coming out right here. >> keep your head on a swivel, meagan. >> i'm on cloud nine. a beaver. such a fantastic animal. one of my favorite creatures, north american animals and perfectly adapted for the winter. >> busy as a beaver. >> busy as a beaver. absolutely. with a lot of the relatives like squirrels, chipmunks, a lot of them hibernate. not the beaver. they will live in frozen ponds for up to four months in north america. how do you do that? they have food caches at the bottom of ponds. bring twigs, favorite foods from trees and cache them there all winter long. >> smart guy. >> is it true that it's the only animal, aside from the human, that adapts to its environment? >> the only animal that purposely manipulates and changes the environment so drastically. beavers will find a small stream, dam it up. why do they want to dam it up? create deep water for protection.
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>> feel that tail, meagan. >> they use this, meagan, to communicate with other beavers. slaps the water if like a predator, like a bear, coyote. >> i didn't realize it was that big. >> come on over, al. >> look at -- but not good eyesight, right? >> yes. you said this is big. they can get twice as big. >> what? >> she is 30 pounds. they can get up to 60 pounds. largest beaver found in kansas was 98 pounds. >> and what was it doing in kansas? >> what is anybody doing in kansas? fantastic animal. we'll move on. i'm so excited. >> look over your shoulder. >> come over here. >> now we have -- >> this is one of the most magnificent birds of prey, one of the largest owls, wing span of six feet. they get the name eagle owl.
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of course they're not an eagle. from euroasia. >> 180? >> about 270 degrees. powerful predator. keep away from some of our other animals, they can actually take down deer. >> take down deer? >> look at the talons. >> things like rabbits, squirrels and stuff like that, but you're talking about an awesome predator. and quickly adapts, of course. ♪ i like to singa about the ♪ >> i wish i knew that song but i don't. >> call warner brothers. >> they're good at catching their prey. >> they really are. they have asymmetrical ears. they can detect rodents in the snow, which is great. it's just fantastic. >> wow! >> and their ears -- before we go, they have the ears up there. those are just ear tufts, feathers on display to impress the ladies.
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>> i am impressed. >> come down, meagan. come down. >> we have a red fox here. thank you. >> my favorite animal. look at this. this right here is a red -- >> are you okay with the fox? >> touch the back very carefully. they do not turn white during the winter but get this beautiful coloration. now this animal found in north america. this is the coolest fact. are you ready? they are the most diverse carnivore in the world. north america, europe, asia, africa, and even populations in australia. >> how do they survive winter? >> they have a thick coat, of course, and use food caches just like the beaver. they'll continue to catch their food, kill it and put it in the food cache for the winter. >> great hearing, too, right? >> excellent hearing. which is unique. not a lot of mammals don't. >> excuse us for being distracted but there's a giant alligator. >> i am so excited. >> this is your size, apparently.
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it may be time for you to leave. >> oh, come on. >> oh, no, no. >> american alligator. you don't think alligators but they can stand freezing conditions more than any other crocodilian. >> giving you the eye, al. >> they can survive trapped in ice. >> where was this one found? >> watch out! >> i'm glad it wasn't me. southeastern parts of the united states. >> it gets cold down there. i didn't realize. >> it does. they will hibernate but they'll actually -- >> carmen, thank you so much. >> meagan good, thank you. >> thanks for sticking around. >> thank you, meagan.
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good morning to you. 9:56. i'm marla tellez. it's a big day for the 49ers. in just a few minutes at 10:00, tickets go on sale for this
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weekend's divisional playoff game against the green bay packers. tickets will only be available online through ticketmaster starting at 10:00 this morning. the game will be played saturday at the stick at 5:00 p.m. the science museum is packing up. today crews are moving 450 exhibits from the palace of fine arts. the museum is moving to pier 15, which is three times larger than its current location. work should be done in a few weeks and a grand opening will be held in april. the big problem for many drivers today was the fog out there, so now let's look at the forecast with christina loren. hey, thank you. yes, it is chilly out there but we are headed to the 50s. a nice finish to the day. 62 in lynn mr. 62 degrees in gilroy. getting just about as warm at the immediate coast. we hit 61 degrees in san francisco. as we head throughout the next couple of days, things do start to change. we'll drop off in temperatures to inclose temperatures wednesday to thursday. then the next round of rain
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moves in on sunday. we'll take a look at the drive with mike. hey, look over here first to the san mateo bridge. a few things to address here. this is traffic heading westbound toward us coming off that high-rise to foster city. the earlier disabled vehicle causing a big backup has now cleared for a while and the traffic flow is very nice approaching 101. it is tying up the interchange still because of the southbound side of 101 slow past hills dale in san mateo. also the camera is shaking from time to time, the breeze is kicking up to clear the fog. this is fremont on the southbound side jamming up south of dakota. that's the dumbarton bridge where things are gumming up near mission boulevard. here's the bay bridge. we still have the cash lanes with a backup. we have not seen that for a couple of weeks. tuesday will be worse than today. back to you. >> we are back at 10:26 with the next update.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh. >> hey, everybody. hello. it's fun day monday, january 7th, 2013. i'm back. a couple of weeks off which i really desperately needed. very much enjoyed and very grateful for. missed my hodie. >> how are you doing? >> i'm okay. i started out the year with a root canal. felt like i started the year out the way i ended it. i want to say thank you.
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my favorite thing -- you guys are going to do your little built, but i have to say thank you to -- it was weird. the morning of january 2nd, i talked to you. >> yes. >> you said when are you coming back? i said, well, i'm on my way to miami to get a root canal. i've never had a root canal before, and you said, oh, it's a piece of cake. i've had three of them. >> yeah. >> i think you said i've had a mouth full of them or something like that. >> yeah. >> i go to my doctor, dr. larry rosenthal had suggested -- he suggested. i want to thank these two lovely gentlemen. dentist had to see me first to make sure i needed it, and that was dr. jorge blanco, and i hope he is watching right now. and the second one, he said, yes, indeedy, you need it, and you better go. so that afternoon i went to dr. joe baros. both of them in south florida. if you need a good cleaning, baby, that's -- or you need a new smile or you need a -- >> what is that? >> that's the drill. that's the drill. >> i hate that sound.
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>> i know. they're both adorable. why is everybody in south florida gorgeous? >> everybody is hot. >> by the way, miss making the papers in miami while you were gone. >> very big. very important. >> in the people section of the "miami herald" is a picture of -- >> the day i was getting drilled. it's a tiny, tiny. >> kathie lee, frank, and bambino dancing at alabama jack. >> love alabama jack's. i'm sorry. this is the -- once in a while we like to see a nice cute picture of yourself. not since i turned 30, though, i don't. this one i'm so grateful is little because i tell you, for two weeks i didn't wear makeup, i didn't wear spanx. i pulled my hair back. didn't have color. i -- >> you know what you do have? >> i didn't care. >> you have your dancing face on. >> oh, my gosh. i get down there in the keys, and i could -- >> no, no. not this again. we already played this. oh, no. >> i didn't even know anybody was -- that's the trouble. >> indeed.
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>> why didn't i think about the fact that people are going to -- in today's world are going to be doing this to you. that's the only song i know, and they're so sweet. ♪ crazy i always forget the words wrush sing the song one time a year. >> who are you singing with you? >> i wish i could remember her name. she's adorable. she's married to one of the guys in the babd. alabama jack's. i'm telling you. they're on emiril's new show. down in the keys. there are people who come from all over the country to go to alabama jack's because it's a harley biker place, but it's -- they have the best -- on sundays the band comes, and everybody -- the ladies wear their little dresses. i've told you about it for years. i don't know what it is. the older i get, i would rather go to alabama jack's every day of my life than the finest so-called restaurants in the world. there are real people hanging out. you know, the music is fun. they let you bring bambino. she's just up at the table with us, and he has his little
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chicken. all the help comes, and they all go, hey, bambino. they slap him five. it's fun. >> you know what's weird, this time of year i was walking up here, and they started to take down the christmas tree. they're taking down the lights. i think it's premature. i don't know why people walk up. they see it. it's beautiful. it's lit. it makes them happy. >> i'm one of those people that thinks when it's over, it's over. >> it's not. look at my christmas tree. i just took this yesterday at my apartment. mine is not coming down until its pine needles in a pile because let me tell you why i like it. the lights are l.e.d. so they don't make it hot. all the ornaments are cute, and i like when i wake up it still smells like pine scent. i water it at night before i go to bed xshgs then it sucks it up, and it's still there. why would we take it down? >> why don't you -- instead of the mess and everything you're going to have, why don't you get a phony tree and dot pine smell. that's the way you were raised. a phony tree. >> i like this one. i'm into it.
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i like -- when i plug it in, it makes me feel good. >> you were gone -- you were off in the maldese for most of the holidays. >> by the way, everybody is getting the flu. >> i know. we had it over the holidays. >> it's a weird thing. i got the kind with the chills and the fever and the achy, but i just plopped down on the beach and didn't care. cody's was what -- >> like yours, but now they have that tamiflu, so he took that within 24 hours of the symptoms, and it really lessened it for him. it was either that or it was my home cooking because, you know, how it is with my kids. i only cook on thanksgiving, and -- >> he broke out the tam. >> i think we have some pictures. >> oh, no, you didn't. >> that's lovely. >> was it night? what are you cutting? that doesn't even go to anything. >> i don't know. i don't know. that's just -- it's a news breaking event because it happened to rarely. >> oh, my gosh. there's the plate.
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>> you know what, it's so funny to do that the normal stuff that normal people do and then my son was sick and laying on the couch and he wanted his back rubbed, i mean, it's -- you know, when they're 22 years old and they're 6'4" and they don't really like you much, the fact that they want their mother again is -- i'm just going to steal those moments when i can. >> can i tell you, i'm thirsty. >> well, we have a dilemma. >> we have a big dilemma. >> have you ever really regretted something in your life? i'm not talking about -- i'm talking about something really, really -- this is going to be -- if we can earn it -- our last glass for a little while because tomorrow is the beginning of a very tough month for us. >> ladies home journal asked us to give up drinking for one month. i think we should opt for february, the short month. >> i thought we did. that was the deal. we were on the cover of the february issue, but -- >> we're going to show it to you tomorrow. since -- so starting tomorrow, tuesday, is the day that we stop
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drinking. so, anyway, we decided we are going to have one glass. this is the contraption. it's called a -- what is it? it's some kind of a wine puzzle. >> i never did like him to begin with, and now i hate his guts. he created this wine puzzle. >> let's try to get it here. >> you give it a try first. now, that's not going to work because of that. no, no, no. wait, wait. >> uh-huh. >> yes, indeed. >> you just go like that. >> that's not going to fit through there. >> it will fit through here. >> look. >> oh. >> look what i'm doing. look what i'm doing. >> now what happened? >> oh. wait, wait. >> how does it work? oh, i know. push it right through. not going to go through there. >> no, no, nope. starting to twitch. better hurry. here's what we do. >> don't cut it. work on it.
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>> let's see. nope. >> there you go. >> now, do we have a cork screw? why don't we just -- do you have one -- >> the reason that god made jerry, among others. how much do we miss you, jerry. did hoda do it? >> i took the paper off. >> yeah. >> thank you, jerry. >> thank you, jerry. >> tomorrow i think we're going to do a whole show. this is available at t.j. maxx. whatever is fastest. thank you, jer. >> tomorrow i'm doing an all workout show, you guys. we did one a couple of years ago. you got that. we're going to do the whole entire show on exercise bikes, on elypticals, on stair masters, and we did it last year. >> we made it through. we had a little reward at the end of it. >> i know. >> no more. >> thanks, jer. >> cheers. cheers to the end. >> not the end. for a month. >> a lot of people are starting this. it's a new year, and they're all trying to cut back in any ways they can, and so we'll see if it
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works. we're not weighing in or anything anymore, right, pam? >> no, no, no, no. once is enough for that. >> you got a big, big thing coming up, hoda woman. your book comes out a week from tomorrow. >> it does. on the 15th. anyway, we decided we were going to do something interesting. the book is called "ten years later." you take a significant event in someone's life, they won the lottery, lost a loved one. you fast forward ten years, and we asked people to send in pictures of the biggest -- of ten years ago to see how they've changed and evolved, and the winner gets to have lunch with us. did i tell you? >> no. >> anyway, that's what they get. go to the one before that. >> hopefully it's not during february. >> these are some befores and of afters. she's holding her child, and now i guess her child is 10, and that's him sitting on her lap there. there are some old pictures of -- >> we need to get one of you ten years later. i didn't show you the one. i wonder if mine is still in there. do we still have that one? you're going to be shocked. >> is that when you had big hair and a few lb's.
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those years in mississippi. a dark chapter. >> no, no. >> which was worse? which is worse? you decide. >> no. come on. >> and, by the way, the guy next to me who had his arm around me was hot. i attracted a hottie. with that lid and those extra lb's. anyway, go it our website. >> was he drunk? >> he was not. he was happy. okay? >> what do you do? send a picture. all right. favorite things. you guys know i wear this forward ring. it's a breast cancer ring. we sell it at the nbc experience store for $5. >> the money goes to -- >> yeah, to the komen foundation. >> usually it goes right to nbc universal. that's important to note. >> we've made some new things. these are all some other jewelry. this is another -- this is a forward ring that is metal, and then there's a necklace and a key chain. >> beautiful. >> the money goes to breast cancer research and things, so
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it's a nice little cause. >> it's a lovely thing. i'm wearing my jen miller today because she's coming on in a little bit. >> to talk jewels. >> to talk joolry so you can redo an outfit with jewelry. sarah. >> happy new year. those forward things are great because sam has asked about those all the time, and now it comes in a little blinged out necklace, i saw. i mean, that's one of my favorite things today is this hourglass lip gloss called ignite. people always asks what mary uses on us. it's a nice neutral shade that i love. >> everything that they make we love. >> yeah. i love their eyebrow pencil. >> it's amazing. yeah. they're really great. >> they're great. >> you have a fan of the week. you are busy. >> i sure do. our reader this week lisa maxwell from cookville, tennessee. >> i love when they -- >> she watches us on wsmv channel 4. her and her little daughter sloan start out each day with a healthy dose of exercise and some fourth hour. one of her favorites is the
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i-todaya lists because it gives her workout music so whether it's cardio or yoga, she gets a great mix of music. she's such a big fan that she decided to deck the halls for the fourth hour. that's a tree you can leave up year-round, hoda. >> yeah. >> wow. >> so the big congratulations to lisa. we are sending you to salt lake city, utah. >> nice. >> you and a guest will enjoy a three-night stay salt lake's triple-a five star getaway. daily breakfast, dinner, massages, and round trip airfare for two. >> look how pretty that is by night. >> all the accommodations provided by the grand america hotel. >> awesome. how was your holiday? great? >> it was great. it always goes by too fast. >> i had a root canal. really fun to talk about. >>ure right. you win. >> hollywood's funniest actress. >> we love her. >> betty white is here. >> we have all your celebrity
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♪ the one and only, cheerios >> is he one of the most powerful names in hollywood, and she always gets the last laugh. at 90, the seven-time emmy winner betty white is far from slowing down. >> betty is back with season two of her hidden camera prank show "off their rockers" which premiers tomorrow night on nbc, and she reveals some big news for special guest kim kardashian. take a look. >> hey, betty.
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what are you doing? >> i was just researching my family tree, and i was delete lyghted that you and i were distant cousins. >> really? >> oh, you know what that means. now i'm just one step away from your boyfriend. you kardashians share everything, right? >> back off, betty. >> oh, a family feud. i just love being a kardashian. >> hi. >> we're so happy to start our new year off with you, betty. you are our favorite lady in the whole planet. >> well, what a lovely thing to start off the new year with you guys. >> did you take a break at all over the holidays? i mean, you're the hardest working woman in show business. >> if you lot of what you do, it's not work. you know? >> confiduciaryus said that, and you dated him once. >> yes, i did. the ridiculous thing is you don't expect at this age -- ail be 91 in, what, two weeks. >> who is counting? >> yeah. you don't expect to still be not
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only working, but being asked to work. >> i love the twist on your show because we've loved your show from the beginning, but now you're bringing in these celebs. you brought kim kardashian in. you brought the gangnam style guy in. psy. i think we have a clip of that too. what's that like bringing those guys into the mix? look at you. >> you go, girl. you got the moves. let's see. oh, oh, uh-huh. >> there is no fool like an old fool. i love it. >> lucky i didn't have that -- i almost -- >> are you shooting that at your own home, or is that a set? >> no, that's a set. >> that's a set. would you allow people like in in your real home? >> my golden retriever would take a dim view of that. >> how many animals do you have? >> one. just one. >> but you take care of thousands? >> no, i work with them all the time, and that's my real -- i have to stay in show business to pay for my animal habit. >> i know.
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you worked with another party animal, regis. how is the love affair going with him on "hot in cleveland" with regis, your love affair with regis on hot in cleveland? >> it's not a love affair. we just had at each other. >> there is a difference between love and sex, isn't there? >> there is. i can't remember what it is. >> do you have time for other projects, because you are doing "hot in cleveland" and "off the rocker." you have a lot going on. is there anything else that's brewing? >> well, we just -- our eighth book just came -- you know, just published. >> what's that? >> they're republishing "leading ladies." it's a big -- keeps you busy, but it's great. it really is great. >> but when you do have a little time off, what is your -- like the idea of a perfect betty white day that's away from any cameras and any show business? >> staying home.
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>> with your golden. >> and doing what? >> i don't answer the phone, for one thing, and -- but i have a beautiful home up in carmel, and you shouldn't have a beautiful home in carmel if you can't get to it. so i finally got up there over the new year's holiday when my dear friends tom sutherland and his wife, so that was great. >> now, your house is up there. is that doris day, and she adores her animals and -- >> oh, doris has -- doris has millions of cats and dogs. she takes good care of them. she's wonderful. >> you know what, betty, we know your birthday is coming up, and you're going to be 91 in a couple of weeks. the 17th of january? >> 17th. >> we decided it was time to bring a little celebration to you. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you >> we had to get special permission from the fire marshall. >> oh, isn't that -- >> we got a hot fireman for you, betty. >> happy birthday.
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>> look at the cake. >> oh, that's wonderful. >> it's not that cold. we could have kept warm over here. sfoo shall we? >> shall we attempt? >> sure. >> let me take this from you. >> thank you, darling. there we go. >> all right. we can't sing happy birthday because that's too expensive, but -- >> you can get them all lit. >> we're lit enough. we got the fire marshall behind us. one, two, three. it could take a week. >> thank you, big boy. >> happy birthday, betty. >> we love you, betty. >> betty white's "off your rocker" starting tomorrow night. better than downtown abbey, i'm telling you. justin bieber's reaction to controversial photos. that and more with all your hollywood buzz. god bless you, betty white. you are an american treasure. >> come back and see you.
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[ female announcer ] hamburger helper stroganoff. beefy. creamy. stroganoffy. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. good morning to you. 10:26. i'm marla tellez. in millbrae a teenager girl is recovering after being shot near a high school campus. the 16-year-old is in stable condition today but police don't
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know what provoked the shooting. so far no arrests have been made. the south bay's largest city now investigating the first homicide of the year. san jose police found a man shot to death in the front of a home on tripoli avenue sunday morning. there are no arrests and so far the motive is unknown. there were 46 homicides in san jose last year. that is more than any year since the 1990s. coming up, we'll take a look at the forecast and check those roads.
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welcome back. 10:28 now. taking a live look of the cirrus clouds leftover here in san francisco. a nice day shaping up. little bit of fog turning to haze over the golden debate bridge. the only place we have the thick fog leftover is the only place left in the 30s. that's livermore. travel cautiously through there. half a mile visibility. those numbers creeping up throughout the next half hour. highs today will be comfortable, 62 degrees in gilroy. 61 in san the save. the full forecast at 11:00. let's check the drive with mike. 101 has damp roadways but yet the skies are clearing. you can see the sunshine break through here. traffic is not an issue for the south bay. look at the san mateo bridge with a tough drive. all incidents have cleared and a smooth drive the last half hour. fog turning to haze as christina said over there getting to the peninsula side. pay bridge also very smooth drive. no problems down the east shore freeway. the commute will be stronger tomorrow than today. so allow extra time.
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get to sleep early tonight because it will be a tough one tomorrow. >> leave early or be late. thank you, mike. we'll have more on the day's top stories in 30 minutes. join kelly and i at 11:00. . ♪ >> that's my song. >> this is another one of hoda's songs. we're back with more of "today" on this fun day monday. it's time for today's buzz where we get the buzz out of hollywood. >> justin bieber's scandalous party pics to bethenny frankel's divorce. the always naughty but nice huffington post columnist rob has all the gossip. >> hello to you, darling. >> we open the papers today, and we saw some pictures of dina lohan, lindsay's mom from a long time ago. >> there's a big scandalous interview that she did today. a big tell-all. she actually claims the reason lindsey is messed up, the reason lindsey is the way she is because she witnessed a lot of
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abuse, a lot of domestic abuse when she was young. we've reached out to michael lohan to get his side of the story. he hasn't responded, but he did tell "the daily news" that this isn't the way that he sees what happened in the past. >> there are photos of her with some black eyes. >> she's the one alleging that -- first of all, if you are being repeatedly abused, get out and spare your children the sight of that. there are places can you go. the other thing is no matter what happened between them as a couple, she at some point -- they're all -- everybody's family eventually has to take responsibility for their own actions. >> correct. >> current actions. don't go club about your kids until 4:00 in the morning. >> which she has been doing over the holidays. today lindsay is in court here in new york about the assault charge allegation that happened here. some people are wondering bets b what's going to happen. >> justin bieber, this was kind of a surprising picture. there's a photo that tmz had. if you look closely it looks like he is smoking something. >> tmz claims he is smoking
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marijuana in this picture. >> he is holding something. >> he is holding something in his hand. there's no way you can actually tell what's going on here. however, what's nice news is that a couple of days ago justin did a concert in utah, and before the concert he went to a hospital to see a young fan of his that has been battling leukemia for three years and -- he does not do this because of these pictures. he has been doing this for a long time. he doesn't tell the press about it. the only reason we know is that they took a picture in her hospital room. she put it on facebook. >> his mom, patty is a dear, dear faithful lady who has raised him under really extraordinary circumstances. >> absolutely. >> he knows what's right and wrong, and he said that -- >> he tweeted. >> yeah. >> he is on the right path. we have nothing to worry about there. >> bethenny frankel where sfloosh bethenny has filed for divorce just before the holidays. >> i didn't see that coming, did you? you're friends with her. >> you know, i didn't, but i think you don't ever really know what goes on behind someone else's walls.
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you don't know. >> several of her friends say she's doing great. she's filed for divorce. she's working on her new show, and hopefully everything will turn out. her show will be in new york, so at least now her ex jason will get to see the baby because she's not moving to l.a. >> no one seems to know -- why? there usually is a reason for two people to break up a marriage. >> surprisingly, bethenny has been very silent about this. this is somebody that is really welcomed people into her life in the past. she did a show -- >> her talk show is going to be all about her being transparent with people. >> she will find the moment to tell this story, i guarantee you, and it might be on her show. >> wish everybody the best, but it's very sad. >> certainly do. >> hate it when families break up. >> honey boo boo. she has some bank. >> her mom is trying to do the right thing. >> i love this story. she might actually be the smartest lady on reality tv. the mother knows this is not going to last forever. there you go. so the money that they get -- >> and may not survive it. >> from tlc, which is rumored to be $15,000 an episode, that money is going straight into a
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trust for the daughter. >> the baby bottle. >> yeah. basically she said she doesn't want to be like those -- she wants to be smarter than all those other reality moms. >> it's going to be a trust. they can't touch it until they're 21. >> unless they need it for medical reasons. >> the movie this weekend "the texas chainsaw massacre" was seriously number one? >> seriously number one. >> does that upset anybody else as much as me? >> i can't believe it's beating everything out there. >> i saw "hyde park on the hudson where the king of england comes to visit america. it is fantastic. fantastic. >> oh, good. >> thank you, rob. >> we love. did you see downtown abbey last night? we're going to talk about it tomorrow. >> he has been called a breakthrough actor who is getting enos car buzz for his role in the films -- >> off to britain's newest star named tom holland. you're not going forget him. after this. i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free.
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thailand. >> tom holland plays lucas, the he wouldest of three children, who was swept up in the tidal wave long with his mother, played by naomi watts" and his father played by usan mcgregor. take a look. >> the boys! >> lucas! >> dad! >> oh. oh. >> wow. >> that looks terrifying. >> that's the word. >> it's very realistic. welcome, by the way. this is your first national -- >> this is my first tv show. >> we will be very kind and sweet to you. we're not always, but with you we will be. >> thank you. >> it's interesting, because this film is out, and it's -- you're already getting a lot of buzz, a lot of accolades. were you expecting -- were you expecting this? >> not at all. i mean, i was always -- i always knew that the film was going to do well because of how hard everyone was working and from watching the dailies and stuff like that, but i never knew that
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i would be here sitting in this room. last i was at the palm springs film festival that was great. i got to present naomi with an award, and then i'm at the national board of review. it's all doing really well, and i'm excited. >> you were 13 at the time you shot the movie. you are 16 now. >> 16 now. >> in those interim years you know i have a big picture coming out. uh-huh. but you can't really say anything about it, right? >> no. >> are you prepared for how this is perhaps going to change your life? >> i don't know. i mean, it already has completely changed my life. >> in what way, sweetie? >> in ways like i'm flying to los angeles to meet some of the most amazing people in the world every few weeks. obviously there is the whole thing about being recognized on the street. i've never had that before. >> absolutely. >> that possibly will happen in the next couple of months, but i guess just be -- >> the chicks get craze where i. >> warn you about the chicks. >> we look at that scene, and there's a wall of water coming at you. you actually shot a lot of this in the water. it's not cgi. you didn't make pretend.
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you were really in the thick of it. what was it like shooting these kind of scenes? >> well, yeah, that is me -- so there's a shot in the film. the camera is under water, and i was diving above the camera. >> i see. >> that's -- >> how many times would you have to do just that particular thing just for them to give us an idea? >> we probably did that about four or five times, butdy it wrong, so i caused them to fly over to barcelona to reshoot it. whoopsy. it was great. it was really good fun. >> were you terrified, tom? >> doing that stunt i -- the first time i did it, i belly flopped. >> on you got a lot of bruces, right? >> a lot of cuts and bruces. i have a few scars to show for it. i come home prosecute work, and like would be scrub offing the fake cuts and realize that they're real, and then they would have to incorporate them into the film because of continuity and stuff. >> this is a big -- this was the big tsunami in 2004. i remember i covered it for "dateline." how scary it was for people who were there. looking at this footage, i can see how close to life it is.
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your career, though, you're not a movie guy from the beginning. you started in theater, right? >> started on stage. absolutely. >> billy elliott in london. >> uh-huh. >> we wish you great luck with your film, with your long runway, your life that's coming coming ahead of where you zoosh and with the chicks. >> the hot chicks. >> oh, yeah. nice to meet you. >> your mom who seems very lovely. welcome to her too. >> the impossible is in theaters right now. >> what's not impossible is choosing the right accessories to flatter your features, and -- >> guess who is here? >> who would that be? >> jen miller. >> love her. >> right after this. how did y? i thought we might be related, so i had a fiber analysis done and sure enough, we're family. but you're not even shredded. you're...crunchy?! that happens sometimes. and you help keep people full with whole grain fiber? just like you guys. [ female announcer ] they're different, but the same. new frosted mini-wheats crunch. a tasty square packed with a crunch... [ crunch! ] ...of whole grain fiber that helps keep you full. it's a big breakfast... [ crunch! ] new a little biscuit. smile! ohhh bring it in! ooohhhooh!
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>> today's style is brought to you by yoplait. look to take your look for good with good tips from today's experts. >> it's time for today's style. whether are you trying to hide a little pudge in your belly or you want to show the girls off for a sexy new look, there is an art to accessorizing.
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>> here to show us how to do it without doing it too much, you know, doing it overdoing it is -- jennifer miller, founder of jennifer miller jewelry and a doll. i love everything you are all decked out in. >> thank you, guys. >> hello to you. >> fashion maven. >> when i get dressed, i grab what's there. the earrings that are on the table, the bracelet that's nearby. >> i know. >> don't say anything. >> it usually works out okay. >> if you think about it, you buy a new pair of shoes, and you think that new pair of shoes goes with everything, but it doesn't. it's the same thing with earrings and a necklace. you can't wear -- >> mix it up. show us what we're doing wrong, jennifer. >> i have some really great tricks. >> let's start off with the turtle neck. sometimes a turtle neck, you don't know what to do with it. this is the before picture, and this is kind of the no. what's wrong with what this lovely lady is doing in this before picture? >> let the turtle neck do what it does. it can be slenderizing and slimming, and the turtle neck can also hide the turkey neck a little bit, if you have ishdz
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there. what candace has has put on way too many necklaces, big earrings. we've taken all that off. >> yes. >> we've given her a classic pair of hoops. think audrey hepburn. >> you'll never go wrong. >> we gave her a classic set of hoops, a diamond accent, and a cuff. she's ready to go. let the turtle neck do what it does. there's no reason to over do. less is best. >> candace, thanks. >> we all have a v-neck, and on the v-neck, who knows what the heck to put there because there's lots of open space. put a big statement necklace, but you say this is a no. this is what she should not be doing. what's wrong here? >> there's a lot of space between here and here. precious real estate. >> right. >> she's got a gorgeous decollete, so why not let her friends show a little bit. let it shine. >> let them shine. >> all right. >> now let's look at her. her decollette is open and shining. >> yes. >> she's -- >> it actually makes her look taller. >> slimmer and longer because we've put a long necklace on her. that's pointing right down to her slim waistline.
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>> we know what you're talking about. >> fabulous pair of earrings. >> looks great. thank you. >> thank you. >> all right. a lot of people like to dress up in sparkles and stufr, and that's an easy thing to overdo because this is a top or a dress that has this sparkle built in. >> yeah. >> she went a little overboard, you say in this one. >> she looks a little bit like a christmas tree ornament. >> too much happening. >> she bought this dress because it had jewelry built in. there's no reason -- >> i love that. >> i think that's so pretty. >> there's no reason to add sparkle on top of sparkle. >> show us the after. what should she do? >> uh-huh. >> clean it up. >> less is more. we gave her a clean pair of silver earrings instead of sparkly earrings. we took off the necklaces. there's no need for a necklace. the dress has a necklace built in, and we also took off her bracelets because if you look at her wrists, she has cuffs that have sparkles on them. >> so much better. >> a gorgeous cocktail ring. >> looks good. >> adorable. >> thanks, hon. we have time for our last lovely lady. she's a working gal who is trying to mask kind of her belly area. she's got a belt on. she's got a necklace on.
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she's got -- >> drawing attention to it. >> cassie just had a baby, and she's going back to work, so in this shot, as you can see, she's wearing a jacket covering everything. she's wearing a belt because she thinks the belt is bringing her waist in, and she's wearing a necklace that's pointing right to her trouble spot. >> show us the after. >> look at that. >> now we're talking. jacket off. step away from the belt. there is no reason to wear a belt. >> i pretty much always take it off after. >> look at the necklace. we put it on her face to draw attention to her face rather than pointing attention straight to her troubled area. >> let's bring all our lovely ladies out. >> thank you, jen. >> great advice. >> i had such a good time. >> exactly. >> we love you, sweetheart. >> all righty, a woman who wants to show off her best assets. our newest joy fit club member that lost 110 pounds, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ i like the way you move
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♪ >> time now for another installment of look at me now, i jot fit club zoosh adrian realized she needed make a lifestyle change when she got tired of feeling defeated and wanted to live a fulfilling life. let's look at her story, which will probably be in hoda's income book. >> any mi name is adrian crouch. i'm a 24-year-old girl who used to weigh 230 pounds. i started gaining weight at the tender age of 10. as the numbers went up, my quality of life went down. i was alive, but i wasn't living. i didn't realize my weight was a problem until i was diagnosed with high blood pressure at 16 years old. in high school i allowed myself to be bullied into silence. i felt ashamed, worthless, repulsive. i got through the day by painting an obscure smile on my face. i lived behind closed doors and turned to food for comfort. at a whopping 230 pounds i nearly lost all hope until one
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night in april 2009. i paid close attention to the biggest loser. because of this show i came to terms with my food addiction. i was inspired, motivated, and more than ready to conquer what seemed like an endless battle. i had to be my own hero. one year later i was 110 pounds lighter and thought that i was automatically destined to lead a happy and healthy life. shortly after i found myself going too far in the other direction. chained to the scale, driving myself crazy with numbers and losing all sense of reality. food was no longer comforting. i was afraid of food until i met a runner in late 2010. i was ultimately convinced to sign up and run my first race and was hooked ever since. now i can proudly call myself a two-time marathoner and an ultra marathoner. i feel like i was in a coma for 20 plus years and i'm finally
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waking up. >> we're joined now by the leader of the joy fit club, our own joy. >> this is truly a cinder elia story. she didn't go to her prom. she has blossomed into this beautiful, confident young woman who runs ultra marathons. that's more than 26 miles. >> unbelievable. >> i have this bracelet. she wore this. it says fearless. she put this on at the beginning of her journey, and she wore it throughout the whole entire journey. losing more than 100 pounds. >> good for her. >> what did she cut? >> she really enjoys cooking. i thought this was great take-away for the viewers. when she uses flour now, instead of one cup of all purpose flour, she uses half a cup of all purpose, half a cup of whole wheat. does not change the texture. >> it doesn't? >> it doesn't. it's great. you go half and half. in temz of oil, if it calls for a cup of oil, you can swap in baked goods natural apple sauce. instead of one egg, two egg
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whites. a lot of things. instead of sour cream, nonfat greek yogurt. >> let's bring her out. we have so to see. this is adrian's before picture. >> all right, let's see the new your. join the joy fit club. ♪ >> oh! >> is that unbelievable? >> hold on. stand right there. let us look at you. wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> she's a bombshell. >> you look awesome. congratulations. >> thank you. thanks. >> how long did it take you to lose it all? >> it took me one year. >> that's amaze. if you think about what can happen in a year of your life. >> when you look at a picture like that on the left-hand side there, what do you think of? do you remember that person? >> i do. she was a very sad girl. >> not anymore. >> the smile on her face was fake, but now i can finally say i'm happy and the smile is 100% real. >> oh, we're so happy for you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> i have to give you a hug. >> coming up tomorrow, our special exercise -- oh, my gosh.
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NBC January 7, 2013 7:00am-11:00am PST

News/Business. Dr. Mehmet Oz, Meagan Good, Betty White. (2013) Gen. Stanley McChrystal; Dr. Mehmet Oz; Betty White; Meagan Good; Tom Holland; accessorizing. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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